By Lethbridge Herald on May 4, 2015.
Lethbridge Regional Police Service has charged a 17-year-old male in connection with what police have called a violent sexual assault, which occurred during the early-morning hours Sunday.
Sunday at approximately 4:53 a.m., police responded to a report a woman had been sexually assaulted and seriously injured at a residence along the 2100 block of Palm Road South.
Investigation determined that at around 4:30 a.m., a 45-year-old woman was asleep at a family memberâ€™s home when a male entered the residence through a patio door and began sexually assaulting her. The woman was subsequently dragged the victim outside, where the sexual assault continued, and then her throat was cut, according to police. The victim was transported to hospital where she required immediate surgery. She remains in hospital in serious, but stable condition, police added.
A subject was identified and located by police a short time later.
A 17-year-old male, who cannot be identified, is charged with aggravated sexual assault, unlawful confinement, break, enter and commit sexual assault and uttering threats. He was remanded to appear in court this morning.
According to police, there is no connection between this crime and the recent triple homicide.