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Male Charged With Sexual Assault

On Friday December 2nd at 2111 Hours, the New Westminster Police attended Royal Columbian Hospital on report of an assault against a female patient by a male. The suspect was being detained by hospital staff when police arrived.

The accused; Aaron Edward ABERNATHY: DOB 1981-December-23, a resident of North Vancouver, is alleged to have touched an adult female in a sexual manner.

The accused was transported to police cells and held to appear in court. Police are recommending charges of sexual assault. The victim was not injured in the assault.

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