Bay Roberts RCMP charges Makinsons man with multiple sexual offences against youth

October 13, 2021
Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Following a lengthy investigation by Bay Roberts RCMP, 21-year-old Austin Dixon of Makinsons was arrested on October 8, 2021, and is charged with a number of sexual offences against multiple youth.

Dixon is charged with the following offences:

  • Seven counts of luring a child
  • Five counts of making sexually explicit material available to a child
  • Two counts of harassing communications
  • Two counts of sexual interference
  • Two counts of sexual assault
  • Two counts of making child pornography
  • Two counts of possessing child pornography
  • Two counts of extortion
  • Two counts of sexual exploitation
  • Forcible confinement
  • Invitation to sexual touching

He was held in custody over the weekend, attended court on October 12, 2021, for the purpose of a bail hearing, and was released on a number of conditions.

Bay Roberts RCMP suspects that there may be additional victims. RCMP NL encourages all victims of sexual assault to please make a report to their local detachment.

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Contact information

Corporal Jolene Garland
Media Relations Officer
RCMP NL
709-772-6170
rcmp.nl.media-medias.tnl.grc@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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