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Ashcroft youth arrested for sex assault on child under 10 years old

October 13, 2015 - 1:00 PM

ASHCROFT - A 15-year-old boy arrested after a girl under the age of 10 was sexually assaulted has been released.

Officers are continuing their investigation of the case, which involves the alleged sexual assault of a young girl during the first week of September, Sgt. Michel Grondin of the Ashcroft RCMP says in a release. The young male, whose name cannot be released under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was arrested Oct. 5 and released under conditions including an 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. curfew. He is not to have contact with any person under the age of 12.

Grodin says the assault did not occur on school grounds or during a school activity, and notes workers with the Ministry of Children and Family Development are assisting the investigation.

The accused is set to appear in youth court on Jan. 7, 2016.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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