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Sex assault at cemetery

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This article was published 17/4/2013 (1533 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Sex assault charges have been laid after a terrifying incident reported in broad daylight Tuesday afternoon.

A 20-year-old woman says she was chased through the Brandon Cemetery, then knocked to the ground by her assailant, who exposed himself and made sexual advances on her, before running off when she screamed.

A man walks past the headstones at the Brandon Municipal Cemetery earlier this year. Police say the normally peaceful spot was the scene of a sexual assault yesterday afternoon.

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A man walks past the headstones at the Brandon Municipal Cemetery earlier this year. Police say the normally peaceful spot was the scene of a sexual assault yesterday afternoon.

Brandon Police Service

BRANDON POLICE SERVCE

Brandon Police Service

Officers who responded say they couldn't find the suspect anywhere in the area.

However, two and a half hours later, a man matching the suspect's description was spotted driving a vehicle on Braecrest Drive. After pulling him over and questioning him, the suspect was arrested.

A 25-year-old Shilo man is to appear in court on May 27, on a charge of sexual assault.

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