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Sexual assault alleged against Alberta man

Girl reports being approached by stranger
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A 30-year-old Alberta man is suspected of sexually assaulting a seven-year-old Prince George girl.

Prince George RCMP said Wednesday that the man was arrested on Fri., June 4, in response to a report received on Thurs., June 3 that a stranger committed the act after coming across the girl near the corner of Norwood Street and Porter Avenue.

Police said Crown counsel approved charges of sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and sexual assault against the man. He appeared in court on Wed., June 10 and was released on several conditions, including to remain outside of Prince George except on days of court appearances, police said.

In addition to obtaining details from the child, police said they also collected video surveillance from the neighbourhood.

“These types of incidents are particularly concerning to police and we dedicate considerable effort and resources to solving them," Prince George RCMP Supt. Shaun Wright said in a statement. "Fortunately, in this case we were able to quickly identify the unknown suspect and make an arrest."

The suspect's name was not released.