The General Investigation Section of the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP have arrested and charged a 27-year-old male in connection with an alleged sexual assault. It is believed that the accused used accounts bearing the names: “Shakenbake_2, Shakenbake_3” or any derivative in order to facilitate contact with underage females.
The investigation revealed that, the accused began communicating with the 14-year-old victim in January, 2020 via the social media “Snapchat” and “Instagram” Applications. The accused asked the victim for nude photographs and then sent nude photographs and videos of himself.
The accused’s behaviour escalated and using these social media platforms, the accused made arrangements to meet the victim. The accused took the victim to a secluded area where she was sexually assaulted.
As a result of the investigation 27-year old Kenneth Bardilas of Whitecourt, is charged with the following offences:
· Sexual Assault
· Sexual Interference
· Invitation to Sexual Touching
· Child Luring x3
· Accessing Child Pornography
· Possession of Child Pornography
· Possession of Child Pornography for the Purpose of Publication
Additional charges may be pending.
Bardilas next court appearance is scheduled for October 29, 2020.
The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP believe there could be additional victims in other provinces. We are encouraging anyone who has had contact with Bardilas or has communicated with him via social media (Snapchat or Instagram) to contact the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP at 780-997-7900.