Robert Deryk

Police seek public assistance

73-year-old Sooke resident being investigated for sexual assault

  • Feb. 15, 2013 7:00 a.m.

The Sooke RCMP are seeking public assistance in a sexual assault investigation.

73-year-old Robert Deryk, also known as “Bonsai Bob” is facing sexual assault charges involving minors and the RCMP are seeking additional information about the incidents.

Crown counsel approved two counts of sexual assault against Deryk. The incidents allegedly occurred in September 2012. The victims were 12 and 13 years of age at the time of the assault.

Deryk is presently released on a recognizance with conditions not to have contact with the victims, not to contact or communicate directly or indirectly nor be in the presence with anyone who appears to be 16 years of age or less and not to attend any place where persons under 16 mights reasonably be expected to be present.

Sooke RCMP is requesting that anyone with information about this investigation or any other similar occurrence involving Deryk to contact Cst. Finlay at 250-642-5241. Sooke file number 2012-3777.

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