Original Release

 Vancouver Police have requested additional charges against a Vancouver man for sexual offences that are alleged to have occurred between 1976 and 1982 while the Vancouver Park Board employed him as a lifeguard.

Yesterday, Crown Counsel laid ten additional charges related to five victims. The victims, both male and female, ranged in age between 12 and 16 years old when the offences were alleged to have taken place.

Vancouver Police announced 10 charges involving four victims in September. Two more charges involving a 5th victim were laid shortly after the release. These most recent charges now bring the total amount to 22 involving ten victims.

“These victims came to us after learning of this investigation following a public appeal for information in September of this year,” says Sergeant Matt Clarke of the Vancouver Police Sex Crimes Unit. “These men and women should be admired for their courage in coming forward after living with these memories of sexual abuse for the past 25 years.”


Seventy year old Abraham “Abe” Kiewiet was re-arrested on November 7th without incident and he has been released pending his next court appearance on December 4th at 9:00 a.m. at Provincial Court.

Kiewiet has now been charged with:

  • eight counts of indecent assault on a male
  • three counts of indecent assault on a female
  • eleven counts of gross indecency

Investigators believe there are likely additional victims, both locally and outside British Columbia, who have not yet come forward. This investigation continues to be active and we encourage anyone with additional information to contact our investigators via the tip line at (604) 717-0618.