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Teen sexually assaulted

Nanaimo Mounties are investigating the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year- old girl.

The incident happened on the Georgia Avenue Community School grounds shortly after midnight May 1 when the girl was assaulted by a man, 28.

"It happened after hours, late at night, alcohol was involved with both parties," said Const. Gary O'Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman.

O'Brien said the girl was with several friends, but became separated from them and her alleged assailant took advantage of the situation.

"It was just an incident that took place and was interrupted by the parent of the young girl," O'Brien said.

The girl was treated at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, but police report she received no significant injuries.

"She's been returned to the care of her family," O'Brien said. "Of course there was a psychological impact from the incident, but there are no physical injuries from the contact."

Police notified the school board of the incident because it took place on school property.

Police have recommended one count of sexual assault against the suspect and have requested a warrant for his arrest.

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