Man pleads guilty to sexual interference in Mission

Will Laws Clark initially faced 9 charges in Abbotsford and Mission

A man who was initially charged with nine sexual offences in Abbotsford and Mission has pleaded guilty to one of those charges.

Will Laws Clark, 25, pleaded guilty July 20 in Abbotsford provincial court to sexual interference of a person under 16 in Mission in 2017.

Two other Mission charges – invitation to sexual touching and sexual assault – are expected to be stayed at sentencing.

Laws Clark is now due back in court Aug. 17 to set a date for his sentencing hearing.

RELATED: Man, 24, charged with nine sexual offences in Abbotsford and Mission

He also previously faced six charges in Abbotsford – two counts each of sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and sexual assault – but they were all dismissed in October 2019.

An investigation into Laws Clark began in December 2017 after a complainant disclosed the alleged offences to an adult, and the matter was then reported to police.

He initially faced three charges in April 2018, but six more were added in December of that year.

Police previously said that it was alleged that Laws Clark and the complainant met online and then met on occasion in person, but no further details were released.



newsroom@abbynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

CourtCrime

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Person in serious condition after potential drowning in Abbotsford

Individual airlifted after incident at a home on Tuesday afternoon

Gangster Jarrod Bacon released from prison for third time

Parole board continues to express concerns about Bacon’s behaviour

UPDATE: Charges laid after boy, 7, allegedly abducted by mom in Abbotsford

Child returned to dad in Langley, charges now laid against mom and partner

Drive-Thru Safari a success for Abbotsford Agrifair

Organizers state that over 1,250 vehicles took in the event over the weekend

Banter ice cream shop arrives in Abbotsford

Jubilee Park location has proven popular for new establishment

B.C. records 146 new COVID-19 cases through long weekend

More that 28 people tested positive for the virus each day since Friday

Canucks tame Minnesota Wild 4-3 to even NHL qualifying series

J.T. Miller leads Vancouver with goal and an assist

Cyclist in hospital after being hit by load of lumber hanging from truck on B.C. highway

A man is in hospital with broken ribs, punctured lung and a broken clavicle and scapula

COVID-19 vaccine efforts provide hope but no silver bullet to stop pandemic: Tam

There are more than two dozen vaccines for COVID-19 in clinical trials around the world

Staff member tests positive for COVID-19 at Maple Ridge Seniors Village

Fraser Health is on site implementing outbreak protocols at the seniors care facility

Two people die in propane heated outdoor shower near Princeton

Couple was attending a long weekend gathering

Racism in B.C. healthcare: Deadline for First Nations survey coming up on Aug. 6

Survey comes after hospital staff allegedly played a blood alcohol guessing game

‘We want to help’: As overdose deaths spike, beds lay empty at long-term Surrey rehab centre

John Volken Academy searching for ‘students’ to enlist in two-year residential treatment program

Study shines light on what makes LGBTQ+ youth feel safe in a community

The study goes beyond looking at school or family supports

Most Read