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Alberta man arrested following sex assault involving a child…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: An Alberta man has been arrested following a report of a sex assault involving a child last Thursday…

Police say on June 3, 2021, officers were notified that a 7-year-old child disclosed to her parents that she was approached and touched inappropriately by a man unknown to her on Norwood Street and Porter Avenue.

Police met with the child and obtained details of the event. Investigators also collected video surveillance from the neighbourhood.

Based on 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, until a future court date.

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