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St. Albert man charged with sexually assaulting teen on walking trail

A file photo of an RCMP cruiser is shown. File / Global News

RCMP said a 26-year-old St. Albert man has been charged in connection with a sexual attack on a teenage girl in St. Albert last month.

According to police, on July 12, at around 3:20 p.m., a 17-year-old girl was walking on the Red Willlow Trail system near Boudreau Road. Mounties said a man started to follow her and once she crossed under Boudreau Road, they allege he pushed the teen up against the bridge supports and touched her breasts. The girl was able to get away and call police.

Police did not reveal the name of the accused but said he had been charged with sexual assault, assault and intimidation.

On July 18, police said he entered a plea of not guilty in a St. Albert courtroom and was denied bail.

The accused is next scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 21.

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