The RCMP have charged an Island man after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl Wednesday morning.
At around 1 a.m. the RCMP responded to a 911 call after a passing motorist found a girl at the side of the road near the intersection of Route 1 and Route 3 in Cherry Valley.
When they arrived at the scene the RCMP found an injured 17-year-old girl.
RCMP Sgt. Leanne Butler said the girl, who is from P.E.I., was injured when she left the vehicle while it was moving.
She was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment and later released.
Butler said the girl and her alleged attacker didn’t know each other.
The RCMP are not releasing some details about the incident, including where the assault is alleged to have happened or how the girl ended up with her alleged attacker because those details are part of the ongoing investigation.
Gary Edward Brown, 38, of Farmington, has been charged with sexual assault, assault and forcible confinement.
The incident is still under investigation by the RCMP major crime unit with assistance from Charlottetown Police Services.
Brown has not been held in custody and his next court date is scheduled for Aug. 4.