Former Alberta pastor charged with sex crimes against teens

EDMONTON (NEWS 1130) – A former pastor from small-town Alberta is accused of sex crimes against teens, and Mounties say there may be victims of more incidents across Western Canada.

Brad Dahr, 53, is accused of sexual interference, voyeurism, luring a child, possessing and distributing child pornography, and making sexually explicit material available to a child.

The charges stem from incidents from Jan. 1, 2018 to Oct. 31, 2010 reported to RCMP in the town of Vegreville in Alberta. All of the incidents involve teenaged girls who know Dahr.

RCMP say Dahr was arrested on Thursday after his Edmonton home was searched. Police seized electronic devices, documents, and clothing as evidence.

Mounties say the accused is widely known in the Lower Mainland as “Pastor Brad.” He’s also known as such in Edmonton, Vegreville, Drumheller, Beiseker, and Beauvallon, Alberta; and also in Yellowknife, NWT.

According to a LinkedIn profile, Dahr left the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Alberta after 14 years there.

Police have shared a photo of Dahr, who is described as 6’0″ tall and 260 lbs. He is bald with a light fringe and blue eyes.

If you have any information, you are asked to call your local police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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