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Parents charged in connection to sexual assault of infant

By Lethbridge Herald on January 20, 2023.

Staff Sgt. Pete Christos speaks to reporters Friday afternoon at the Lethbridge police station after a father and mother were charged in connection with the assault and sexual assault of their six-week-old daughter. Herald photo

Alejandra Pulido-Guzman – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – apulido@lethbridgeherald.com

A father and mother have been charged in connection with the assault and sexual assault of their six-week-old daughter.

Staff Sgt. Pete Christos spoke to reporters Friday afternoon and said the charges stem from a call LPS received on Jan. 18.

“Police were called to a northside home to check on the welfare of a six-week-old baby girl after receiving information she was being abused,” said Christos. 

He said that upon arrival officers located the baby in medical distress. Both the mother and father were present in the home. 

“EMS subsequently transported the baby to hospital. Her injuries were found to be extensive, and she is currently in critical condition,” said Christos. 

He said an investigation determined the baby had been assaulted and sexually assaulted multiple times over the past six weeks.

A 52-year-old male is charged with one count of failure to provide necessaries of life, one count of aggravated assault, one count of sexual assault, and one count of sexual contact with a child. 

A 31-year-old woman is charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life. 

They both appeared in Lethbridge provincial court Friday via CCTV in Courtroom 7 represented by Duty Counsel.  

They remain in custody and their matters were adjourned to Jan. 25 in Courtroom 1 to obtain legal counsel and make a determination about a bail hearing. 

Due to the nature of the charges, the identities of the accused are not being released in order to protect the identity of the victim.

During the his talk with the media, Christos spoke about the importance of people coming forward with information about others being abused. 

“In this particular case we’re dealing with a victim who is extremely vulnerable, I mean we’re looking at a six-week-old girl, so it’s important for people to step up, otherwise we may not know about it,” said Christos. 

He said that as of Friday afternoon the victim was still in hospital and in critical condition. 

“She’s been monitored by medical staff there, and I’m sure she’s getting the best attention available,” said Christos. 

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pursuit diver

Nothing seems to surprise me anymore, I have been de-sensitized from all the horrors of this world! I need to repent for my thoughts of what I would like to do to these people.
It was bad enough when I was told of 10-12 years given drugs to make them high and then sexual abusing them in this city, but this is just sick!
There is so much that happens in this city that we are not aware of the police have to deal with on a regular basis, even the Watch has had to witness some terrible things.
This is just so sick!!!

Dennis Bremner

I can’t wait for the litany of excuses from the perpetrators who ever he/she/they/them/it may be ,Drug use, or poor childhood, bad upbringing etc. He/she/they/them/his/her/it may have been conflicted because he/she/they/them/his/her/it aren’t sure what gender they are, and all he/she/they/them/his/her/it were doing is trying to sort that out? Perhaps its a new one? Or, how he/she/they/them/his/her/it had a bad reaction to chocolate and that made the he/she/they/them/his/her/it into sadistic monsters. It will be somebody else’s fault for sure, I have faith the “Socially Acceptable and Politically Correct system ” will find some excuse for the he/she/they/them/his/her/it sadism, and somehow the public will be held responsible! I am sure at some point during this process “he/she/they/them/his/her/it whom ever he/she/they/them/his/her/it are, had their/them/he/his/her/she/it’s human rights violated and will be awarded $3million for that violation? Or,all the he/she/they/them/his/her/it , has to do is say three Hail Mary’s, like thehe/she/they/them/his/her/it counterparts in the Religious sect appear to have done! And, the taxpayer to foot the bill for an amazing “paid expert”, who will declare he/she/they/them/his/her/it “ok” and release he/she/they/them/his/her/it into society again after a 6 week course, for a bargain total price of $$………….and all will be forgiven, right? Sick sick sick!

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