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Man arrested for sexually assaulting sex trade worker

Mounties arrested a 41-year-old man Saturday for allegedly physically and sexually assaulting a 30-year-old female sex trade worker.

Police were called at about 3:30 a.m. to a home on Nicol Street after receiving 911 call from a woman who said over the course of two hours she had been physically and sexually assaulted by a male customer.

Officers met with the woman, who had fled from where the alleged assault had happened, and found her in obvious distress and displaying some bruising. She was taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital by a female officer, where she was treated and released several hours later.

Acting on information from the victim, investigators arrested a man at a home on Strickland Street at 4 a.m.

He was held in custody until 9 p.m. Saturday when he was released, under condition he have no further contact with the victim, on a promise to appear in Nanaimo provincial court Sept. 23 to face one count of sexual assault.

The victim is also being helped by Nanaimo RCMP Victim Services.

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