Aklavik RCMP investigating a report of sexual interference; one man is charged

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A man has been arrested following a report of a sexual relationship with a minor in Aklavik.

At approximately 5:00 p.m., on Thursday, December 5th, 2019, the Aklavik RCMP received information that an adult male was involved in a sexual relationship with a minor. The RCMP began an investigation and discovered evidence that this sexual activity began when the victim was 14 years of age and continued for over a year.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged with one count of Sexual Interference and one count of Sexual Assault.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing with the assistance of the “G” Division Internet Child Exploitation Unit. The RCMP will not be releasing the name of the accused to protect the identity of the victim. The RCMP does not believe there is a public safety risk at this time.

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Anyone with information about this, or any other incident is asked to call Aklavik RCMP at 978-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.

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