Man charged with sexual assault on teenage girl

Nelson police have arrested a 27-year-old man on charges of sexual assault and uttering threats against a 13-year-old girl.

Nelson police have arrested a 27-year-old man on charges of sexual assault, sexual interference, and uttering threats against a 13-year-old girl.

Police say the victim was reported missing by RCMP from a neighbouring community and was found in Nelson.

The offences are alleged to have occurred in the last week.

The accused, who is well known to police, was picked up on Baker Street Monday. He appeared in Grand Forks court and was remanded until his next appearance Monday in Nelson.

Sgt. Howie Grant says although the suspect is transient, he has been in Nelson since the summer.

The victim knew the suspect, who is also facing charges in an unrelated sexual case. He will be in Nelson court on July 4 on that matter, although Grant didn’t have any other details.

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