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Wood Buffalo RCMP arrest man following sex assault complaint

An RCMP patch is seen on the shoulder of a Surrey RCMP officer during a news conference in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, April 28, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wood Buffalo RCMP announced a local man has been arrested on sexual assault allegations.

In a statement, police said on July 28, 2023, officers began an investigation into a complaint of assault in Fort McMurray.

A 37-year-old man from Fort McMurray had been arrested on Aug. 17, 2023, and has been charged with the following:

  • Sexual assault
  • Forcible confinement
  • Extortion without firearm
  • Intimidation of a participant of the justice system
  • Uttering threats


He’s scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 11, 2023.