CALGARY — Police in Calgary have laid 17 domestic-violence-related charges against a man involved with multiple partners over a 10-year period.
Investigators say a woman came forward in May to report serious violence from a previous relationship.
Police say she provided the names of two other women, who she believed had also been abused by the same man.
It is alleged the accused physically and sexually assaulted the women during those relationships.
Police say the violence was substantial and led to permanent physical ailments.
Daniel Walders, 39, has been charged with 11 counts of assault, four counts of sexual assault, and two of uttering threats.
"The level of violence exhibited by the alleged offender is significant," said Staff Sgt. Vince Hancott with the Calgary Police Service's domestic conflict unit.
"Alberta has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in Canada, but help is available."
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 23, 2021.
The Canadian Press