Additional sexual assault charges against Matthew McKnight; Edmonton police seek additional complainants

Matthew McKnight, 29

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service Sexual Assault Section has laid 18 new charges against Matthew McKnight, 29, in relation to a number of sexual assaults.


Detectives began investigating the alleged sexual assaults after a complainant reported an incident to police on April 1, 2016.

On Aug. 10, 2016, McKnight was charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm, sexual assault (x2) and unlawful confinement.

Matthew McKnight, 29
Matthew McKnight, 29

Since August, a number of complainants have come forward to police and McKnight was recently charged with 18 additional charges, which include sexual assault (x12), assault (x2) and unlawful confinement (x4). These charges involve 14 complainants and all stem from separate incidents which allegedly occurred between December 2013 and July 2016.

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McKnight is expected to appear in court on November 7, 2016. Sexual Assault Section continues to investigate.

If you have any information about Matthew McKnight and/or believe you have also been sexually assaulted by the accused, please contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

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