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UPDATE ~ Man faces multiple charges following sexual assault (name released)

UPDATE ~ Man faces multiple charges following sexual assault

Police have charged a Halifax man in relation to sexual assault that occurred on Cunard Street on Friday.

At approximately 11:50 a.m. police received a report that a man had entered a residence in the 6000 block of Cunard Street, sexually assaulted a woman and fled the residence.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., police arrested a 47-year-old man at a residence in the 0-100 block of McFatridge Road without incident.

On Saturday, June 2, investigators with the Sexual Assault Investigative Team charged Sem Paul Obed of Halifax with one count each of aggravated sexual assault, choking to overcome resistance, uttering threats, break and enter and two counts of breaching court orders. He is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today.

Sexual assault investigations are very complex. As part of our victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to sexualized violence, we work closely with victims to ensure they’re willing to proceed with a police investigation, which includes giving a statement about the incident. Police must also ensure the victim’s privacy is upheld and well-being is fully considered.

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Source: Media Release

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