Bri­gus man fac­ing as­sault charges

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An 18-year-old male from Bri­gus is fac­ing as­sault charges fol­low­ing al­leged in­ci­dents in the Con­cep­tion Bay North com­mu­nity last week.

Bran­don

Pet­ten

is

fac­ing charges for as­sault with a weapon, sex­ual as­sault, sex­ual in­ter­fer­ence and mis­chief. A 25-year-old male was in hos­pi­tal as a re­sult of the al­leged as­sault with a weapon. As of April 21, he was be­ing treated for non-life threat­en­ing in­juries, ac­cord­ing to Sgt. Marc Coulombe of the Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion RCMP.

In a news re­lease, the RCMP said a teenaged girl was the vic­tim of the al­leged sex­ual as­sault.

Pet­ten was re­leased on an un­der­tak­ing af­ter his April 21 ap­pear­ance at Har­bour Grace Pro­vin­cial Court. His case has been set over un­til May 16.

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