Man arrested for sexual assault at Winnipeg seniors’ facility

Violence against women and young girls is a big problem in Canada. Unfortunately, statistic shows the increase in reports related to violence against women for the last decade. Manitoba had one of the highest rates of reported violence against girls and young women in 2017, according to a new Statistics Canada report.

Our own Winnipeg is recorded as having the third-highest rate among Canadian cities, according to the report.

Also, a big problem is the sexual assaults, more and more cases surfacing lately and this should really grab public attention and our society needs to come up with a strategy of resolving this issue.

An employee at Extendicare Oakview Place was arrested in November of last year and has since been released on a promise to appear in court.

“You worry about them all the time, whether they’re being treated well and happy and not so lonely,” said Michelle, whose mother is in an extended care home in south Winnipeg as she deals with dementia.

Police confirmed the man arrested is from Winnipeg and in his 60s. The person who was allegedly sexually assaulted was a resident of the care home, said Cst. Rob Carver.

Charges have not been fully laid as the man has been released on a promise to appear, he said, which is why police have not released his name.

In urban areas, 387 girls aged 11 years old or younger were victims of police-reported violent crimes, including sexual assaults. According to the report conducted in 2018, in rural areas, that number increases to 929 cases reported to police.

The sex trade and human trafficking is still a big problem in our time all over the world and, unfortunately, Canada is not an exception.

Hopefully, this issue will be resolved, so we don't have to read in the news about sexual assaults and sex offenders in our city in our city or human trafficking crimes in Canada.

The fight against sexual violence is continuing in Winnipeg and beyond its borders
Sexual Assault Extendicare Oakview Place man arrested
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