Attempted murder charges laid in Alberni assault

A 17-year-old Port Alberni male is facing several charges, including attempted murder, in an assault on a teenage girl.

A 17-year-old male has been charged with attempted murder in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old female near Roger Creek Park in Port Alberni, Tuesday (May 21) afternoon.

The male, who is from Port Alberni and cannot be named because he is a minor, is also facing charges of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon and choking.

A 16-year-old girl called 9-1-1 at 5 p.m. on Tuesday saying she had been assaulted. She was taken by ambulance to West Coast General Hospital and airlifted to Victoria General Hospital with serious injuries. She remains in hospital and her condition is serious, Port Alberni RCMP Cpl. Jen Allan said.

“She sustained serious injuries in the attack.”

Police aren’t certain whether the two teens knew each other, but “there’s no indication that these individuals were in any kind of relationship,” she added. The female is a student at Alberni District Secondary School, but Allan could not confirm the rumour that she is a foreign exchange student.

The male was arrested late Wednesday without incident. He has been remanded into custody where he will remain until his next court appearance on June 6, Port Alberni RCMP Cpl. Jen Allan said.

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