Mounties investigating sex assault allegations
2021-06-10 14:52 PDT
File # 2021-19721
On June 3, 2021, the Prince George RCMP received a report that a seven-year-old child disclosed to her parents that she was approached by a male unknown to her near Norwood Street and Porter Avenue and that the male sexually assaulted her. Police met with the child and obtained details of the event. Investigators also collected video surveillance from the neighbourhood.
Based on their investigation, at approximately midnight on June 4, 2021, police arrested a 30-year-old Alberta man in connection with the allegations. The B.C. Prosecution Service approved the following charges against the male:
- Sexual Interference
- Invitation to Sexual Touching
- Sexual Assault
These types of incidents are particularly concerning to police and we dedicate considerable effort and resources to solving them. Fortunately, in this case we were able to quickly identify the unknown suspect and make an arrest, states Superintendent Shaun Wright, Officer in Charge of the Prince George RCMP.
The male appeared in court on June 10, 2021, and was released on several conditions, one of which is to reside in a jurisdiction outside of Prince George.
This investigation is ongoing.
If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.
Cst. Jennifer CooperCommunications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
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