Calgary, AB,

Man charged with sexual offences against disabled person

We have charged a man with sexual offences against a person with a disability.

Earlier this month, we began investigating a complaint from a man that he had been sexually assaulted by someone employed as his supportive roommate. It is alleged that the offender touched the victim inappropriately in a sexual manner on multiple occasions during the summer of 2021.

On Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, police charged 50-year-old Robert WILTON with sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a person with a disability. He will next appear in court on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022.

“At the time of the alleged offences, the victim relied on the offender for care and support, which puts them in a position of authority over the victim,” said Detective Adam Williams with the Calgary Police Service Sexual Assault Investigative Unit. “We take these reports very seriously as we understand that people with disabilities are more vulnerable to this type of crime.”

Anyone who is a victim of crime, or who believes they know someone who is, should contact the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


APP: "P3 Tips"

Case #22004210/4652