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Police charge male with sexual interference


Lethbridge Police have charged a 25-year-old male with sexual interference in connection with an incident where a 13-year-old girl was assaulted at a northside playground.

On March 17, just before 7 p.m., police responded to Westminster playground along the 400 block of 18 Street North after receiving a report that three teenaged girls – all 13-years-old – were being followed and harassed by a male who repeatedly asked them to engage in sexual activity. Investigation determined the male had inappropriately touched one of the girls during the interaction. Upon police arrival, a male matching the description of the subject was located a short distance away and subsequently arrested.

Burton Franklin Vielle, 25, of Lethbridge, is charged with sexual interference and three counts of criminal harassment. Vielle is currently in custody awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing. 


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