Convicted former RCMP member in even more trouble

Once served in Slave Lake

Leader staff

Former RCMP officer Aaron Lee Sayler, who once served in Slave Lake, continues to get into trouble with the law.

On Sept. 28, 2018, Sayler was convicted of numerous criminal offences. That same date, says a recent news release from the RCMP, Sayler was released pending sentencing on his own recognizance on Nov. 30.

Fast forward to Feb. 7, 2019; police laid four further charges against Sayler, based on those bail conditions. These include making a false statement to procure a passport, fraud under $5,000, obstruction of justice and failure to comply with a condition of a recognizance.

As these new charges are now before the court and the proceedings in relation to Mr. Sayler’s bail are the subject of a publication ban pursuant to S.517 of the Criminal Code, no further information will be released at this time.

According to a Feb. 12 Edmonton Journal story, Sayler was convicted back in September of charges including fraud and criminal harassment of women. He was to appear for sentencing in Stony Plain, where he last served in the RCMP.

But it had to be postponed, because he had come down with something. The Journal reported that the prosecutor was “suspicious” about the sudden illness.

The Crown is seeking a two-year sentence. Defence is looking for a sentence to be served in the community. Sentencing has been re-scheduled to May 3.

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