Sagmoen Pleads Guilty in Lower Mainland

A North Okanagan man who faces a number of charges including alleged assaults of escorts has pleaded guilty to assault in an unrelated incident involving a sex worker in Maple Ridge in 2013.
    
Curtis Wayne Sagmoen was initially charged with assault causing bodily harm but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge yesterday in provincial court in Port Coquitlam.  The Court heard Sagmoen responded to the woman's online advertisement and the pair got in a dispute over money, which led to her sustaining an injury to the back of her head.
    
The 38-year-old was sentenced to 30 days in prison, which will be credited as time served because he has already been in custody relating to the separate charges, and given two years' probation.