Igloolik Man charged with Sexual Assault and several other serious Criminal charges against Women

A 26-year-old, Lester Aqqiaruq of Igloolik, NU was arrested by Igloolik RCMP. Arthur C. Green/100.1 The Moose
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On January 6, 2020, Igloolik RCMP initiated an investigation into allegations of sexual assault on a youth by an adult male.

With the assistance of “V” Division Special Investigative Team and “V” Division Major Crimes Unit, two victims were identified – one female youth and one female adult.

A 26-year-old, Lester Aqqiaruq of Igloolik, NU was arrested by Igloolik RCMP and charged criminally with sexual assault with a weapon, aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, assault police officer and three counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

Aqqiaruq appeared before a Justice of the Peace and was remanded into custody. His next scheduled court appearance is January 21, 2020.

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The investigations are ongoing and the RCMP is asking for anyone who may have information on Aqqiaruq’s activities or anyone who may have been a victim of Aqqiaruq to contact the RCMP at (867)-979-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

agreen@vistaradio.ca

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