Igloolik man faces multiple charges for violence against women

RCMP continue investigation of Lester Aqqiaruq after laying sexual assault with a weapon charge

A 26-year-old man from Igloolik, Lester Aqqiaruq, faces eight criminal charges following an investigation into sexual assault allegations. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

A 26-year-old man from Igloolik, Lester Aqqiaruq, faces eight criminal charges following an investigation into allegations that a man sexually assaulted a female youth, Nunavut RCMP said in a news release issued on Thursday, Jan. 9.

After that investigation, the police identified not one, but two victims: an adult woman and a female youth.

The police arrested Aqqiaruq, took him into custody, and laid the following charges:

• Sexual assault with a weapon

• Aggravated assault

• Assault causing bodily harm

• Assault with a weapon

• Assault on a police officer

• Three counts of failing to comply with a probation order

After an appearance before a justice of the peace, Aqqiaruq continues to be held in custody. His next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 21, 2020.

The police also said they’re continuing to investigate Aqqiaruq.

“The investigations are ongoing and the RCMP is asking for anyone who may have information on Aqqiaruq’s activities, or anyone who may have been a victim of Aqqiaruq, to contact the RCMP at (867)-979-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.”

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