Halifax Regional Police has charged a man for a sexual assault that occurred last week in Halifax.
At approximately 11 a.m. on July 26, a man staying at a hotel on Barrington Street spoke with a teenage female employee in the hallway, asking for items for his room. While she was attending to another room, she heard a knock at the door. The same man she had been speaking with in the hallway was at the door and entered the room. He proceeded to touch her in a sexual manner over her clothing. The employee yelled and the man immediately left the room. The victim reported the incident to another hotel employee who then called police.
At 1:42 p.m. that same day, patrol officers arrested a 26-year-old man from Manchester England at the hotel without incident. Following an investigation by investigators with the Sexual Assault Investigative Team of the Integrated Criminal Investigative Division, he was charged with one count of sexual assault and released. He is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on August 31 to answer to this charge.