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Historic Abuse Case
Victoria, BC – VicPD Special Victims Unit detectives are continuing an investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse after the victim, who is now an adult, came forward to report.
On January 17, 2017, investigators arrested Andre “Andy” Van Goor who is a 75-year-old Central Saanich man. Two charges were approved against the accused.
Mr. Van Goor was employed as the Supervisor of Royal Athletic Park from 1988 until 2003. It is alleged that the offences in question occurred during the time he worked at Royal Athletic Park. Detectives are continuing their investigation and believe that there may be more victims or witnesses that they have not spoken with. Due to a court ordered publication ban, no further details will be released.
If you have any information about Mr. Van Goor’s activities with children and youth and have not yet spoken to police, detectives ask that you call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. Alternatively, you can contact the Men’s Trauma Centre at (250) 381-MENS(6367) or visit www.menstrauma.com. To report anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Mr Van Goor faces two charges, as follows: Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Assault.
To provide psychological and practical support to males sixteen years and older who suffer from the effects of trauma, in order to facilitate their emotional healing.
The Men’s Trauma Centre is a non-profit society based in Victoria, B.C. Canada. The Men’s Trauma Centre exists to provide treatment and support services to adult and late adolescent males who are survivors of physical, emotional or sexual trauma as well as support for our clients’ significant others. Apart from providing counselling and victim support services our mandate includes:
- Acquiring and developing educational materials concerning the traumatization of males and gathering statistics for dissemination to professionals and the community at large.
- Assisting other agencies, through educational outreach, to improve their responses to their own male clients who may also be survivors of trauma.
- Working in cooperation with other service agencies and professionals allows us to ensure comprehensive case management with respect to male survivors who seek treatment or support from whatever source.
We also consult with community and government groups in the areas of prevention, treatment, legal issues and other matters relating to the sexual violation of males.
The Men’s Trauma Centre is a registered non-profit society under the Society Act of BC and a registered Canadian Charity # 87557 9302 RR0001