Halifax police charge man following violent sexual assault

Halifax Regional Police ended up arresting 10 men and one woman for public intoxication during a massive street party Saturday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Halifax Regional Police have charged a man with sexual assault and choking, after a woman was assaulted in Dartmouth by someone she didn’t know.

Police say the incident happened at around 7:45 a.m. on Sunday at a building in the 0 to 100-block of Alderney Drive.

According to police, a man “approached a woman who was not known to him and sexually assaulted her.”

The man ran away but was arrested later that morning at a residence in Eastern Passage.

Marcus Stafford Yearwood, 50, faces charges of sexual assault, choking and breach of a court order.

He is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today.

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“We are not releasing any further details out of respect and concern for the victim’s privacy and wellbeing,” police said in a news release.

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