14-year-old victim of sexual assault

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A complaint from a 14-year-old girl has Charlottetown Police Services investigating a sexual assault.

"After an investigation by Charlottetown Police Major Crime Unit, a 29 year old Charlottetown area male has been arrested for sexual assault," said a press release issued by the department Thursday.

The suspect and the victim are known to each other, said police

"(The) accused male will be appearing in Provincial Court on Dec. 13 two charges,  sexual assault and sexual interference," said police.

Organizations: Charlottetown Police Services

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • A Citizen
    October 25, 2014 - 23:29

    So pathetic how people on this island participate in victim-blaming.I was sexually assaulted many years ago & reported it & to this day I am still harassed whenever I go anywhere.These 2 douchebags who did this to this poor girl actually very loudly made derogatory,degrading comments about me whenever I'd go into the store where they both worked.A bit odd how it is socially acceptable to do this-but God forbid anyone speak badly of sex offenders.Wake the Hell up people.My heart & prayers go out to this girl-she is the only victim in this case.I really believe that anyone who sticks up for sickos has or will molest & rape at some point if theyhaven't already.How about some showing some empathy?

  • bs girl
    November 23, 2012 - 13:10

    Shane do you know the whole story? No you don't you just know what the news is telling you so please keep your options to yourself.yes this thing happened everyday however the story is sometimes over told or not told to the full truth this poor guy who this young girl claims "assaulted" her is a great guywho has a great life and now cause of this his whole world is turned upside down. So until everyone knows the FULL story keep your mouths shut!!

    • Brackley Beach Lady
      November 24, 2012 - 11:20

      I would LOVE to put my name on this, but that may reveal people involved. Ready for a long one. TO: BS girl. How dare you use the word "CLAIMS". You obviously also, do not know the whole story. Obviously, from your last sentence, you know this "great guy". That would leave me one question for you, in fact for anybody. How well do we ever really know anyone? I know myself pretty well, yet given the proper situation, do not always know what my reaction to it may be. So how well do I even know me or you know yourself? My point, many of us Island women have been sexually abused by people who were considered to be "great guys" to the people around them, because they hide it so well, after all do you really think they are gonna tell their friends and family, "by the way I like to molest children". For many of these women it was a member of their own families who should, above anyone else, be able to be relied upon to keep us safe as children, and be able to be trusted. I do KNOW both of these people and the situation/story, and what this is, is a shame. It's a shame that all of the people involved are hurting. It is coming to a point in this life that I am never shocked anymore when I hear someone I know has done something way out of their character, because I have learned that we never truly know the deep deep side of people, the side that holds what they are capable of, good or bad, and we never will. I don't think it any more fair for you to say she "claims" these allegations any more than for me to say he is guilty at this point. Whether I think he is or not. As you have your opinion, I have mine, and being a victim my self as a child, it won't surprise me if you come to find out the "claims" are true, and this "great guy" ain't such a great guy, but my opinion doesn't matter at this stage, the courts evaluation of the evidence/facts is what matters. There have been many cases of sexual abuse on PEI. Does anyone know the ratio of how many were just lies from the child? I don't know for sure, but I bet they are few and far between compared to the ones who really were being abused. I am also sure there are far far more that have never even been made known because the victims, such as myself, found it a shameful, personal matter not to be known by all, so we dealt with what had been done to us on our own. A lot of people were shocked about the Lance Wallace case, I bet a lot of people said the same things about him, I got along very well with him as a customer of his for a number of years at his place of work, no I wouldn't have thought he would do what he did, but I wasn't shocked when I heard it either. This particular case aside, I do have to agree with the general opinion of the people who made comments; this is the "real news"; pedophilia of any kind does need much more stringent laws and far more severe penalties for the violation of some ones soul, because that is what is. In most instances it will harm a child's innocent soul, if it doesn't destroy it outright, make them question their being; the death penalty should be reinstated, but used for the proper situations.

  • Brian B
    November 23, 2012 - 09:25

    I agree with Sherwood. Please don't jump to conclusions and throw out hate remarks when there has been no investigation. That is how innocent people can be punished before having their chance in court to defend their side. @Shane And the death penalty seems a preeeetttyy hefty thing to say. You can't just say that like it's a proper punishment. Please consider proper methods of dealing with criminal acts without resorting to cruel means.

    • Careful Reader
      November 23, 2012 - 22:06

      To Brian B. If you read the story, you will see that the man was arrested AFTER AND INVESTIGATION. He has not yet gone to court, but has been charged. My sympathies to the girl and to the families of both the victim and the man who was arrested. They too will suffer the consequences of the crime. As far as the death penalty goes, I don't agree with it, but do agree that some of the worst criminals (serial killers, etc) should be locked up for the rest of their lives, even it if costs us a ton of money. The public needs to be protected.

  • charlottetown resident
    November 23, 2012 - 08:31

    I agree with Shane! Wake up people of PEI !!!! and get TOUGH on these sexual crimes involving minors. Shame on all of us for not speaking up and demanding our courts do SOMETHING more...doing 1 yr in sleepy hollow for a sexal crime involving a minor is NOT ACCEPTABLE.

  • shane docherty
    November 23, 2012 - 03:39

    This is in the news everyday across our country. look at the nova scotia incident, he was up on charges for making child porn. there should be a huge jail sentance 20 or more yearsor bring the death penalty back in as this is one of the worse offense or chemical castration. we are all bitching about the HST but this is only money and the victims of this live with it for ever. this should be on the the front page. so it makes people sick and then our MP's may change some laws.

    • Sherwood Chumley
      November 23, 2012 - 06:42

      You are awfully angry and vindictive, Shane. We don't even know the details of the incident. There are plenty of kind just people around who will hopefully help all involved. Be kind. It's the best you can do. Love, Sherwood

    • Well said
      November 23, 2012 - 10:24

      I couldn't agree more! People on PEI need a wake up call. This is real news and a real tragedy, not Plan B & HST changes or whatever else Islanders are wasting their time bitching about. My thoughts go out to this poor girl

    • Jamie MacKay
      November 23, 2012 - 10:47

      Agree with you that the death penalty needs to be brought back asap. Why are people like Bernardo, Magnotta, Legere, the three killers at the Sydney River McDonald's restaurant, etc. etc., being kept alive on my dime? However, I will reserve judgement on this case until more details are known. Also, I know Magnotta hasn't been tried yet, but the guy did release a video of himself perpetrating his crimes. So he's guilty, but wants a big trial to increase his infamy. I say bring back the death penalty, and hang him.