Curtis Wayne Sagmoen has pleaded guilty in relation to a 2013 attack on a sex-trade worker in Maple Ridge.
Sagmoen had been facing a charge of assault causing bodily harm, but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of assault in a Port Coquitlam courtroom on Monday.
The court heard Sagmoen met a woman on Craigslist who was advertising massage and escort services. She attended his Maple Ridge townhouse, and a dispute over payment for services ensued.
He assaulted her and she suffered injuries to the back of her head. The victim left Sagmoen’s townhouse, he followed and a witness called RCMP.
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The court also heard that Sagmoen, who was 32 years old at the time of the assault, was addicted to crystal meth.
Sagmoen was sentenced to 30 days in prison, but received credit for time already served. He will not face additional jail time in relation to the 2013 assault, but remains in custody on unrelated charges.
In October 2017, police launched a huge search on a North Okanagan farm owned by Sagmoen’s parents.
The remains of a missing woman, 18-year-old Traci Genereaux, were found on the property.
While police have called Genereaux’s death suspicious, no one has ever been charged in the case.