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Nova Scotia man charged with Sexual Assault after incident in Grande Prairie

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP have recommended charges of sexual assault and aggravated assault against a 39-year-old man from Nova Scotia.

The chargers have been laid following a complaint received on January 21, 2018.  Joshua Higgins has been charged with Sexual Assault and Aggravated Sexual Assault.

Higgins has been remanded in custody until his court appearance in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on January 24, 2018.

As this matter is before the courts no further updates will be made available.

Grande Prairie RCMP would like to encourage anyone who feels they may have been a victim of a similar crime, or any other crime to report these incidents. If you have information about this investigation, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or call your local police detachment.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS.