October 27, 2014 6:03 pm

Youth charged after sexual assault leaves woman in critical condition

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The Canadian Press File

EDMONTON — A 17-year-old male has been charged following what police call an aggravated sexual assault in southeast Edmonton this weekend.

Police responded to a call of a badly injured woman in Mill Woods Park, in the area of 23 Avenue and 66 Street, around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police say a 36-year-old woman was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. She remains in hospital in critical, but stable condition, according to the Edmonton Police Service.

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Police say it was the 17-year-old who called police. He remained on scene until officers arrived.

The teen, who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, possession of a weapon and three counts of breach of recognizance.

Police are asking anyone who was in the area between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday to contact the EPS.

“Although you may think what you saw is insignificant, it could possibly assist with the investigation,” said Det. Dave Pelech with the EPS Sexual Assault Section

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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