Charges have been approved by the Crown following an investigation into the alleged attempted abduction of a woman in Cedar.
The charges stem from an incident June 11 on Wilkinson Road when a 17-year-old woman stopped her car to help some kittens cross a road. While she was trying to herd the kittens Cameron Alexander Compton, 20, of Nanaimo, allegedly arrived on the scene, assaulted the victim and then tried to drag her back to his car.
Police arrested Compton at his home last Thursday. He appeared in Nanaimo provincial court Tuesday to face charges of attempted kidnapping, forcible confinement, choking to overcome, aggravated assault and possession of stolen property under $5,000.
Compton will remain in custody until his next court appearance Tuesday (Oct. 28).