U.S. man charged with child sex offences in Abbotsford

Todd Ronald Hildebrand, 40, from Bellingham is accused of incidents that took place 10 years ago.

A Bellingham man who regularly visited the Abbotsford area has been charged with six sex offences that allegedly occurred 10 years ago involving a 13-year-old youth.

Todd Ronald Hildebrand, 40, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference, and two counts of invitation to sexual touching.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said the alleged victim reported the incidents to police in August, and Hildebrand was arrested in Abbotsford on Sept. 15.

He has been released from custody under court-ordered conditions that include not attending any area where children are expected to be present such as parks, school grounds, recreation centres, swimming pools and playgrounds.

Hildebrand is a permanent resident of the United States but is a Canadian citizen who often visited Abbotsford, MacDonald said, adding that he could not elaborate.

He could not discuss specifics of the circumstances resulting in the charges, but police have released Hildebrand’s photo in hopes that any other possible victims come forward.

“We are by no means satisfied that there are not other victims,” MacDonald said.

Hildbrand is 6′ 3″ and weighs 180 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

His Facebook page indicates that he graduated from North Delta Secondary in 1990 and studied business administration and economics at Portland State University following that.

He then worked in the restaurant industry, leaving his last job in 2008.

Hildebrand has no prior criminal record. Anyone with information about him or who observes him in breach of his court-ordered conditions is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-895-5225.

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