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Teen charged in day-home sex assault case

Calgary Police have closed a northeast day-home and charges have been laid against a 16-year-old in a late September sex assault case.

Investigation into the alleged sexual assault against a five-year-old girl at a northeast Calgary day-home in late September has yielded charges against a teen occupant of the home, police say.


Doctors had called the Calgary Police into to investigate after the victim had been brought to hospital Sept. 29. Further interviews with the victim and others associated with the day-home led to the criminal charges against a 16-year-old, who is believed to live in the home, police said.


Investigators have been in contact with other families whose children attended the day-home, which is located in the 100 block of Whitehaven Rd. NE.


This home does not require licensing by the Government of Alberta,
as it has less than six children in its care at any given time, according to police. The
operators of the day home are co-operating with investigators, police say.


The day home has been temporarily closed as a result of this investigation.

The 16-year-old has been charged with one count each of sexual assault and sexual interference.


His identity cannot be disclosed under the provisions of the Youth
Criminal Justice Act. He will make his first court appearance in Calgary
on Nov. 19, 2010.
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