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RCMP apprehend known high risk sex offender Ronald Teneycke

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
August 3rd, 2011

Known high-risk sex offender Ronald Teneycke was located and arrested by Penticton RCMP late Monday, hours after receiving a report from the victim of a sexual assault who managed to flee from her assailant late Sunday night in Okanagan Falls.

Police received a call from a frantic woman from an OK Falls payphone around 12:54 am early Monday morning, stating that she had just managed to escape from her attacker in a home in OK Falls. 

Investigators met the woman and took her into their care. The resulting information received from her led RCMP to surround a home in OK Falls where they believed Teneycke, 48, was hiding.

Uniformed officers attended the home on 10th Avenue and took the known sex offender into custody without incident. 

Investigators believe Teneycke picked the 42-year-old woman up at around 7 pm along Highway 97 at the South end of Penticton along Skaha Lake near the airport. The woman accepted the ride with Teneycke, who was driving a white 1990 Cadillac, who then drove to Keremeos and continued back to the OK Falls area. 

The woman stated to investigators Teneycke then drove to a remote cabin located near OK Falls, at which point she became concerned for her well being. Teneycke is alleged to have forced the woman into the cabin where she was sexually assaulted and threatened repeatedly with bodily harm.

“The woman was then brought to Teneycke’s residence in OK Falls, where she managed to maintain her composure and took an opportunity to flee and alerted police,” stated RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

The Penticton General Investigation Section and Forensic ident examiners have since attended both scenes to complete their scene examination. 

Ronald Arthur Teneycke remains in custody and is to appear at the Penticton Court House on Wednesday, Aug. 3 . Teneycke is a known and identified high-risk sexual offender and was subject of a public safety notification bulletin when he moved back to the Okanagan in 2007.  

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