A 47-year-old Assiniboia man will remain behind bars after making his first appearance since new charges were laid in Moose Jaw Provincial Court on Tuesday. 

Defence lawyer Estes Fonkalsrud appeared on behalf of Richard Dyke and waived the reading of the new charges as well as Dyke’s personal attendance for the court appearance. Dyke is facing 60 charges of sexual offences against children. Provincial Crown Prosecutor Rob Parker said they are proceeding by indictment on all the new charges. 

Provincial Crown Prosecutor Rob Parker opposed Dyke’s release and Fonkalsrud consented to his remand. 

Fonkalsrud told the court that he had yet to receive any disclosure from the Crown Prosecutor’s office. 

“By no fault of the Crown. This is a large file,” Fonkalsrud said. 

Because it's anticipated that there will be a lot of disclosure, Parker and Fonkalsrud agreed to a lengthy adjournment to July 31. 

Dyke was arrested on Nov. 27, 2023, after the RCMP executed a search warrant at a home-based daycare in Assiniboia. The Coronach RCMP had received reports of historic sexual assaults in November of 2023. 

At the time, Dyke was charged with offences against three boys under the age of 12. 

Last month, investigators announced that 29 additional victims between the ages of 18 months and 17 years had been identified and new charges were laid. There is a publication ban on the identities of the victims. 

RCMP says the offences took place between 2005 and 2023. 

Dyke is facing 60 charges including 14 counts of sexual assault, 14 counts of sexual interference, nine counts of voyeurism and 23 counts of making child pornography. RCMP alleges Dyke came into contact with the victims at daycare operations in Coronach, Assiniboia and Swift Current. 

The RCMP General Investigation Section and the Internet Child Exploitation units continue to investigate to determine if there are additional victims. Anyone with information or who may have been a victim is asked to contact your local RCMP detachment or call 310-RCMP.