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Man charged with assaulting a woman at Lethbridge show home given peace bond

File shot of Lethbridge Courthouse. Global News File

A one-day trial was supposed to begin Tuesday in Lethbridge court for a man charged with sexually assaulting a sale associate inside an empty house in May.

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The trial didn’t begin because the matter was resolved in December. 42-year-old Maneesh Kumar Khokar entered into a peace bond, rather than going forward with a trial, and his sexual assault charge was withdrawn.

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Police said the 23-year-old victim was working at a show home when a man came inside and asked to see another home down the street.

While they were in the second home, the man assaulted the woman.

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Khokar must follow the conditions of his six-month peace bond which include a no-contact order with the victim. He can not visit any show homes, spec homes, sale sites or any other residential sale sites.

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