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Edmonton Club Promoter Charged With Sexual Assaults

EDMONTON, Alberta (CelebrityAccess) — An Edmonton club promoter is facing an extensive and growing list of sexual assault charges.

According to the Edmonton Journal, 29-year-old Matthew McKnight has been charged with the alleged assault of 17 women, and police believe that additional charges may be pending.

McKnight was first charged with one count of sexual assault causing bodily harm, two counts of sexual assault and one charge of unlawful confinement on Aug. 10 and this week, police added 12 counts of sexual assault, four counts of unlawful confinement and two counts of assault involving women aged between 17 and 22.

Sexual Assault Section Staff Sgt. Devin Laforce told the Journal that McKnight worked as an independent consultant for a company called Urban Sparq Hospitality and allegedly used his position to identify potential victims.

McKnight is not in custody and is expected to appear in court on Nov. 7th, the Journal said.

Brendan Crooks, who identified himself as a manager at Urban Sparq, released a statement addressing the arrest:

"Mr. McKnight is a former employee of Urban Sparq who, more recently, has done work for the company as an independent consultant. We take this matter extremely seriously and will fully cooperate with Edmonton Police in any manner they ask us to." – Staff Writers