January 12, 2018 2:57 pm
Updated: January 15, 2018 4:34 pm

RCMP identify suspects who reportedly mailed ‘offensive material’ to man they don’t know

Red Deer RCMP are looking for two suspects accused of harassing a man they don't know.

Supplied: Red Deer RCMP

Red Deer RCMP have identified the people they believe were mailing “offensive material of a sexual nature” to a Red Deer man.

The news release issued on Monday said the two have been identified, but that charges have not been laid.

On Friday, Cpl. Karen Kay told 630 CHED that charges would be “forthcoming” if the suspects were identified as the mailing of offensive material falls under harassment in the Criminal Code.

630 CHED has reached out to RCMP for further information. This article will be updated when a response is received.

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On Friday, Kay said the victim has been receiving boxes every December for the last three years that contain sculptures of male genitals.

“All different shapes, models, painted, different types.”

The man says he does not know the two and doesn’t know why they’ve been sending him the packages.

“It’s a bit nerve-wracking. He’s not really sure why he’s being targeted,” Kay said.

Police released photos of the people they believe have been sending the mail on a grocery store surveillance camera on Dec. 8. Investigators believe they sent mail to other targets as well, last year.

“When they were sending the packages, there was more than one package that was sent,” Kay said. “So we’re not sure if more packages have been received by somebody. We’d love to hear about that too if other Red Deerians have received similar packages.”

Police don’t know whether the sculptures were made by the suspects or purchased, but Kay said they do appear to be handmade.

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