Charges laid in sex assaults involving sex trade workers in B.C.

Port Alberni, Nanaimo, BC – An investigation into sex assaults involving several females involved in the Nanaimo sex trade, has culminated with the arrest of a Port Alberni man.

On August 1st, 2019, 40-year-old Stephen Bradley Ewing was arrested on an outstanding warrant by investigators with the Nanaimo RCMP General Investigation Section, and taken into police custody. Ewing has been formally charged with three counts of Sexual Assault Causing Bodily Harm, from incidents which are alleged to have occurred between March and October of 2018. That same day, Ewing appeared before a Nanaimo Provincial court judge and was released on a Recognizance with a $50,000 Surety and a number of conditions which he must abide by. His next court date is set for Tuesday September 10, 2019.

40-year-old Stephen Bradley Ewing
40-year-old Stephen Bradley Ewing

“We strongly believe there are people in our community and possibly throughout central Vancouver Island, that may have information which will further this investigation. For that reason, we are releasing a picture of the accused in hope that it will lead to further tips,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

If anyone has information on the alleged offences or other unreported incidents, please contact Constable Mike Baylin of the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at or call 1-800-222-8477.

File # 2019-23810

Nanaimo RCMP

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