On May 20, 2023, Cold Lake RCMP initiated an investigation into allegations that a local tattoo artist had sexually assaulted several of his clients while tattooing them. These offences are alleged to have occurred between 2015 and May 24, 2023.
On May 24, 2023 at 8:42 p.m., Cold Lake RCMP arrested Dale Amos (66), a resident of Cold Lake. Amos has been charged with the following offences:
- Sexual assault with a weapon (x6)
- Sexual assault (x2)
- Assault with a weapon
After a Judicial Interim Release hearing, Amos was released on a Release Order and will be appearing in Alberta Court of Justice in Cold Lake on June 14, 2023.
Cold Lake RCMP believe there are other victims out there and are encouraging them to come forward to report. If you have information, please call the Cold Lake RCMP at (780) 594-3302. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477, or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.