Moncton man arrested in Alberta for sexual assault cases dating back to 2007

A Moncton man allegedly involved in sexual assault cases dating back to 2007 has been arrested in Alberta.

Codiac RCMP launched an investigation in 2020 into sexual assault incidents between a then-66-year-old man and a minor in the Moncton area, spanning from 2007 to 2010.

Police said James Cunningham, 82, of Moncton, was charged in 2021 with two counts of sexual assault and four counts of sexual interference.

“James Cunningham was later found to be residing in Alberta, and in July 2023, he was arrested and returned to New Brunswick by the Codiac Regional RCMP,” said Codiac RCMP Sgt. Jonathan White in a statement.

Mounties said Cunningham remains in police custody and is scheduled to appear in Moncton Provincial Court on Aug. 8.

“This is still an active and ongoing investigation, and we are working diligently to determine if there were other victims,” said White.

“We want people to know that there is no statute of limitations on reports of sexual assault, and a report can be made at any time no matter how far back the assault occurred. If you are a victim, please contact us. You will be listened to and you will be believed.”

Victim or those with information related to these incidents or similar ones can contact the Codiac RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).