Assiniboia man to remain in custody for 60 counts of sexual offences against minors

Assiniboia resident Richard Dyke, 47, will remain in police custody following his latest court hearing on the morning of June 4 at the Moose Jaw Provincial Courthouse.

Dyke was not present for the June 4 hearing, and his defence lawyer, Estes Fonkalsrud, appeared on his behalf to review the 60 charges of sexual offences against minors that have been laid against him.

The case will proceed by indictment, Crown Prosecutor Rob Parker informed the court, and he stated that the Crown remains opposed to Dyke’s release. The defence council has issued no request for bail at this time and Fonkalsrud consented to his continued remand.

Dyke was initially arrested in November 2023 after the RCMP received a report of sexual assaults involving three boys under the age of 12 around 2015. When first arrested, Dyke was charged with 13 sex-related offences.

Dyke is now facing 60 charges including 14 counts of sexual assault, 14 counts of sexual interference, nine counts of voyeurism, and 23 counts of making child pornography under the Criminal Code. The RCMP said 32 children – some as young as 18 months old – have been identified in an ongoing investigation on the Assiniboia resident.

Police say that Dyke was living at home and his partner was operating a registered daycare at the address when the offences took place.

It is anticipated that there will be a lot of disclosure for the “very large file” against Dyke, and both Parker and Fonkalsrud agreed to an adjournment date in July to provide time to process the information.

The General Investigation Section and Internet Child Exploitation units of the RCMP continue to investigate the case to determine whether there are additional victims that have not yet been identified.

If you have any information pertaining to the case, please contact the Moose Jaw RCMP at 306-691-4670 or your nearest local detachment. You can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

Dyke’s next court appearance is scheduled to take place remotely at Moose Jaw Provincial Court on the morning of Wednesday, July 31.

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