Man charged with holding Alberta woman against her will, sexually assaulting her

RCMP track cell phone to find woman and arrest man at Fishing Lake, Alta. Darrell Patton / File / Global News

A Fishing Lake man is accused of drugging, sexually assaulting and holding a woman against her will after picking her up while she was walking in Elk Point.

RCMP said a 23-year-old woman was trying to walk home which was “a distance away.” They said a man in a truck pulled over and offered her a ride. RCMP said he drove in the opposition from her home and threatened to hurt her if she didn’t do what he said.

In the early hours of March 24, Elk Point RCMP received a 911 call. When they answered, they heard voices on the other end of the line and the call ended. RCMP called back. A woman answered but said she couldn’t talk.

The officer started texting her and the woman said she was with a man she didn’t know, in a place she didn’t know and was afraid she was going to be sexually assaulted.

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Around 4:30 a.m., officers were able to track the cellphone to a residence in Fishing Lake. They went inside, found the woman and arrested the man.

RCMP allege the man had driven the woman to his home in Fishing Lake where he threatened, assaulted and sexually assaulted her.

David Robby Laboucane was charged with one count each of sexual assault, forcible confinement, administering a stupefying drug, uttering threats and careless storage of firearms.

The 37-year-old is scheduled to make his first court appearance April 13 in St. Paul.

Fishing Lake is about 300 kilometres east of Edmonton.

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