Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sheshatshiu Man Faces Sexual Assault Charges

On the October, 30 RCMP in Sheshatshiu received a complaint from a resident stating that a male relative had been sexually assaulting another relative in this same community.

Sergeant Boyd Merrill is the RCMP Media Relations Officer in St. John’s.

He says the victim disclosed to police that she had been sexually assaulted numerous times over a five year period.

So RCMP made sure that appropriate medical attention was received by the victim.

Merrill says the RCMP was able to locate the suspect and arrested him.

He says on the October 31, the accused was remanded into custody for a bail hearing in Goose Bay.

Merrill says the bail hearing started at 9:30am on November 1, and the accused was remanded until November 2nd.

A total of 6 charges have been laid.

He says there will be no further releases on this matter until the completion of court proceedings.

Merrill adds the RCMP does not release any names for these types of matters, so no further details will be released.

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