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Alleged sexual assault against minor on local bus, RCMP looking for witnesses

Police are seeking witnesses to an alleged sexual assault against a 13-year-old girl on a local transit bus, according to RCMP Acting Agt. Brett Turner.

"On Thursday, Sept. 6, .... between 4:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., in Castlegar,, an alleged sexual assault occurred against a 13-year-old female passenger by an adult male while the female was travelling on a BC Transit bus from Selkirk College to the Castlegar Community Complex," Turner said in a press releaese Friday morning.  

"Police believed that there were witnesses to this alleged sex assault as there were several other passengers in close proximity when it occurred. 

"The police would like to speak with anyone who was on that bus at that time who may have witnessed the incident or who have information that can assist in this investigation. If you have any information, please call the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721."

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