Man charged with domestic offences spanning a decade
We have charged a man with domestic violence-related offences against multiple partners over a 10-year duration.
“The level of violence exhibited by the alleged offender is significant,” said Staff Sergeant Vince Hancott with the Calgary Police Service Domestic Conflict Unit. “Each victim is being supported through this difficult time.”
In May 2021, a woman came forward to police to report serious violence from a previous relationship. The woman also provided the names of two other women believed to have been abused by the same offender, totalling three victims at this time.
It is alleged that during these relationships the offender physically and sexually assaulted the women. The violence was substantial and led to permanent physical ailments as a result of the abuse.
Daniel WALDERS, 39, of Calgary, has been charged with the following:
- 11 counts of assault,
- Three counts of assault with a weapon,
- Four counts of sexual assault, and
- Two counts of uttering threats.
He will next appear in court on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.
“Alberta has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in Canada, but help is available,” adds Staff Sergeant Hancott. “We encourage anyone who is a victim of domestic violence to report to police so that we can investigate and ensure victims get the help they need when they need it.”
For more information on domestic violence and available resources, please visit the Calgary Domestic Violence Collective.
Alberta also recently implemented the Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare’s Law) Act, which allows people in intimate partner relationships to make informed choices about potentially harmful relationships. More information on Clare’s Law is available here.
Anyone who is a victim of a crime is encouraged to contact police by calling the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number at 403-266-1234.