Teen sexually assaulted

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

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.

Just Posted

Nanaimo city council issues permit for Third Street ‘gateway’ development

181 residential units plus commercial space to be built on site of former Armishaw farm

Youth seen with gun at Nanaimo mall, suspect now in custody

Woodgrove Centre was shut down during police incident Monday

Local artist explores Nanaimo’s old Chinatown in new video installation

Charlotte Zhang among eight artists in Nanaimo Art Gallery’s ‘Estuary’ exhibition starting this week

Three blocks of Bruce Avenue will be closed until fall

Work will include utility upgrades, new curbs and sidewalks and new on-street bike lanes

Nanaimo Clippers won’t be hosting 2021 national championships

Hockey Canada hasn’t announced successful bid, but has advised it won’t be Nanaimo

Youth seen with gun at Nanaimo mall, suspect now in custody

Woodgrove Centre was shut down during police incident Monday

Silly Boat Regatta fills Nanaimo harbour with silly sailing

Island Red Cedar Construction wins this year’s race

Nine kittens and cats rescued after being locked in bins in northern B.C.: SPCA

SPCA says cats were starving, and matted with feces and urine

ICBC insurance renewals get more complicated this year

Crash history, driver risk prompt more reporting requirements

High-speed rail link would run from Vancouver to Seattle in under 1 hour: study

Annual ridership is projected to exceed three million

B.C. man dies from rabies after contact with Vancouver Island bat

Last known case of human rabies in B.C. was 16 years ago

U.S. tug firm to be sentenced for 2016 spill in B.C. First Nation’s territory

The Nathan E. Stewart spilled 110,000 litres of diesel and heavy oils in October 2016

Asylum figures show overall slower rate of irregular crossings into Canada

Between January and June 2019, a total of 6,707 asylum seekers crossed irregularly into Canada

Wolves not gnawing into Island’s prey population

Forestry practices, not predation, blamed for reduced numbers in prey animals

Most Read