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Sherwood Park man charged with sexual assault of youth during massage session

FILE: An RCMP cruiser. File / Global News

A 60-year-old man from Sherwood Park, Alta., has been arrested and charged following a sexual assault investigation involving a female youth.

On April 28, RCMP received a report from a girl saying she was sexually assaulted during a massage session at a home massage therapy business.

An investigation was done and Dean Cherneske, 60, was charged with sexual assault.

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Cherneske was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on June 15.

RCMP said they couldn’t provide any more details as the case is before the courts.¬†However, they believe there may be other victims and are asking anyone affected to contact Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741 or local police.

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