28-year old serial sex offender arrested, posed as modelling agent

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After an exhaustive investigation into multiple sex related offences dating back to 2008, Richmond RCMP have arrested 28-year old Novid Dadmand of Richmond.

Dadmand has been charged with 11 criminal code offences relating to sexual assault, break and enter theft and fraud. The crimes are alleged to have occurred over a six year period.

He was identified through the similar circumstances of the offences which span four RCMP jurisdictions including Richmond, North Vancouver, Surrey and Burnaby. Dadmand is alleged to have used social media to befriend his victims.

He is alleged to have identified himself on line as a modelling agent, and convinced the victims to meet with him for a photo shoot in exchange for money and gifts. It is during these meetings that the majority of the criminal offences are alleged to have occurred.

Dadmand has also been known to use the alias Robert Peako. Dadmand is appearing in Richmond Provincial Court this afternoon. A publication ban is in place in relation to these investigations.

Investigators are mindful of the fact that other individuals may have come into contact with Novid Dadmand. These individuals may not have spoken to police yet. A tip line 604-207-4762 has been set up, and they are encouraged to come forward.

The Richmond RCMP social media tip account is also available at Richmond_tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca Anyone who wants to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Source/Image: Richmond RCMP

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