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15-year-old charged with luring and sexually assaulting young victim: police

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A 15-year-old boy has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old and other offences, Kennebecasis Regional Police Force said.

In a release, police said that on Sept. 28, a 13-year-old “vulnerable youth” returned home in the Parkside Drive area of Quispamsis, and reported being approached by a stranger, who lured the victim to a secluded area and sexually assaulted the victim.

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Police did not identify the gender of the victim.

Following the report, police immediately began a search of the area and found and arrested the suspect in a nearby wooded area.

The suspect, a 15-year-old boy, was held in custody and charged with sexual assault, assault, uttering threats, and breach of a youth court order.

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Police said the youth appeared in Saint John Youth Court on Oct. 7 and waived a bail hearing.

The suspect has also been sent for a 30-day assessment and will appear back in Youth Court on Nov. 3.

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