Edmonton suspect in hotel sex assault to remain in custody - Metro US

Edmonton suspect in hotel sex assault to remain in custody

An Edmonton man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a hotel this month will stay in custody until at least Wednesday.

Andrew Norman Wilson is charged with sexual assault, aggravated assault, choking, forcible confinement and unlawfully being in a dwelling after an incident on April 3 at the Four Points Sheraton on Hollis Street.

The 21-year-old’s bail hearing began Friday in Halifax provincial court but was adjourned until Wednesday.

Wilson, a military engineer stationed at CFB Edmonton, will remain in custody at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth.

Police say a U.S. couple had just checked into the hotel when the female victim left to get something from a vending machine.

It was then, police say, that the woman was confronted by a man who began sexually assaulting her.

In an effort to escape, police say the woman convinced the man to take her back to her room, where she yelled for her husband.

Police say the assailant then began assaulting the husband, while the woman went to the front desk for help.

Officers arrived on scene and after conducting a search of the hotel, police say the suspect was found in the hallway on the fourth floor.

Police say the female victim wasn’t injured, but she was shaken from the ordeal. Her husband suffered minor cuts and bruises.

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