Saskatchewan RCMP charge anti-vaccine father with abduction, search continues for 7-year-old girl

A Canada-wide warrant has been obtained for Michael Gordon Jackson, 52, who is missing along with his daughter, and is accused of breaching a custody order. Saskatchewan RCMP / Supplied

Saskatchewan RCMP have charged a man with one count of abduction in contravention of custody or parenting order as authorities continue to search for him and his missing daughter.

Investigators have obtained a Canada-wide warrant for the man’s arrest.

Read more: Saskatchewan RCMP looking for man and 7-year-old daughter

Investigators believe the accused, Michael Gordon Jackson, may be receiving help from other people in evading police.

RCMP are looking for Michael Gordon Jackson and his daughter. Saskatchewan RCMP / Supplied

“It is important to remember this activity may result in Criminal Code charges,” said an RCMP statement issued Friday.

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Jackson made an appearance on Live with Laura-Lynn on Rumble on Jan. 7, telling the host he does not want his daughter to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

He said he “kept her” following a visitation in mid-November.

The RCMP are looking for Jackson’s seven-year-daughter.

Chief Supt. Tyler Bates, the officer in charge of the province’s RCMP south district, wants the girl to know she’s “not in any trouble.”

“Your mom misses you very much and we have police officers doing what they can so you can see her again soon.”

RCMP say at this time, the criteria have not been met for an Amber Alert and they believe the two might be in Manitoba.

“Locating Michael Gordon Jackson and (his daughter) is a top priority for Saskatchewan RCMP officers,” said Bates.

“Our investigators are diligently following up on all tips and reported sightings. Every piece of information received is thoroughly examined and investigated. The charge laid against (Michael) is significant.”

“We are committed to locating (Michael) and reuniting (the girl) with her mom.”

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Jackson, 52, is described as weighing about 250 pounds with blue eyes and dark brown hair. He typically wears glasses.

Jackson resides in the area of Carievale, Sask., and does not have a known vehicle.

He may have connections Dilke, Oxbow, Alameda and Regina in Saskatchewan and the town of Lamont in Alberta. RCMP said Jackson may also be in other communities.

RCMP say they have been following up on several tips and reported sightings since Jan. 5, when an enforceable court order was issued.

“Every one of these has been thoroughly investigated and police officers have determined all sightings reported to police were not (Michael) or his daughter.”

The statement added officers continue to work closely with and consult with Crown prosecutors as well as other government and community partners.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Michael or his daughter is asked to call the Saskatchewan RCMP at 310-RCMP (7267) or (306) 780-5563.

Information can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1‐800‐222‐TIPS (8477) or Crime Stoppers.


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