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NEWS: Iqaluit August 15, 2012 - 9:37 am

Iqaluit man charged in two Aug. 14 sexual assaults

Lucassie Ipeelie, 24, of Iqaluit faces seven charges


Police in Iqaluit have arrested a man in connection with two sexual assaults alleged to have occurred at different areas of the city Aug. 14.

Responding to a call about a distraught woman outside a residence, police discovered a woman had been sexually assaulted at another location in the city and had eventually been released by her assailant.

Police then received a call from a “concerned resident” about a second sexual assault in progress outside a residence, a RCMP news release said Aug. 15.

They found and arrested a man, the news release said.

Lucassie Ipeelie, 24, of Iqaluit faces seven charges, including two counts of sexual assault and one count each of forcible confinement, uttering threats, assault and breaching a probation order.

Ipeelie is set to appear in the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit on Aug. 15 for a show cause hearing.

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