In August 2021, the EPS commenced an investigation into the report of multiple historical sexual assaults. It was reported that over a period of 18 months, between March 2006 and September 2007, Patrick Charles Howarth
initiated a relationship with and sexually assaulted a 16-year-old female on multiple occasions. During that time, Howarth
was contracted as an actor and fight captain with the Citadel Theatre from March until June of 2006 specifically. He was also contracted in an instructional role within the Department of Drama at the University of Alberta from January to March 2007. He would have been in his mid 30s.
The EPS arrested Howarth
without incident on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 and charged him with sexual assault
and sexual exploitation.
former employment and the allegations of sexual assault against a 16-year-old, investigators believe there may be additional complainants. As such, the EPS is releasing a photo of Howarth.
Accused: Patrick Charles Howarth, 49