Locally stationed man out on bail for sex assault charges - Metro US

Locally stationed man out on bail for sex assault charges

An Edmonton man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Halifax hotel earlier this month has been released on bail with strict conditions.

Andrew Norman Wilson, 21, a military engineer stationed at CFB Edmonton, is charged with sexual assault, aggravated assault, choking, forcible confinement and unlawfully being in a dwelling in the alleged incident at the Four Points Sheraton on Hollis Street on April 3.

In a bailing hearing Wednesday at Halifax provincial court, Judge Bill Digby handed down bail conditions that include Wilson not being able to go off the Canadian Forces base in Edmonton unless escorted by police or a member of the military.

He is also not to be alone with any females other than his mother or women he’s assigned to work with. A $2,000 cash bail was also posted.

Yesterday’s proceedings lasted about 15 minutes with Wilson, who had been in custody since his arrest, only speaking to clarify points about his background.

In this alleged incident, police say an American couple had just checked into the hotel when the female victim left to get something from a vending machine. It was then police say the woman was confronted by a man who began sexually assaulting her.

The suspect was later arrested inside the hotel.

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