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Allegations of sex crimes leads to eviction of employees, termination of water treatment plant construction contract – APTN News

Aug 31, 2023

Community member says Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit of Manitoba RCMP asked to assist.

Sandy Bay Ojibway Nation in Manitoba says it is terminating its relationship with the company building its new water treatment plant amid allegations construction workers sexually exploited an Indigenous girl.

The Manitoba First Nations Police Service is investigating and no charges have been laid.

The First Nation, roughly 200 km northwest of Winnipeg, said it evicted Penn-Co Construction and its sub-contract workers from band-supplied housing last week, in a band council resolution obtained by APTN News.

Penn-Co, located about an hour east of Winnipeg in Steinbach, told APTN it was aware of the eviction and criminal allegations.

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