Nanaimo man charged in sexual assault

A 41-year-old Nanaimo man will appear in court next month on a charge of sexual assault.

At 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Nanaimo RCMP were called to a home on Nicol Street by a female who said she had been physically and sexually assaulted over two hours.

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“The female was in obvious distress and was displaying some bruising,” said Cst. Gary O’Brien of Nanaimo RCMP.

She was taken to hospital for treatment and released several hours later.

A male was arrested at a home on Strickland Street. He was released on a promise to appear in Nanaimo provincial court on Sept. 23.

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