Attempted Sexual Assault

The Medicine Hat Police Service Major Crime Section has charged a 53-year-old Medicine Hat man in relation to an attempted sexual assault on an adult female.

On December 21, 2019 at about 2:30 am in the Medicine Hat Tee Pee parking lot, Claudio Tovar Aguilar was observed forcibly grabbing a female victim and pushing her back into his vehicle. He was subsequently arrested at scene by officers. The victim was transported to hospital as a precautionary measure to be assessed for any injuries and any required medical treatment. The Medicine Hat Police Service Major Crime Section is continuing this investigation.

As a result of the arrest Claudio Tovar Aguilar, 53 of Medicine Hat has been charged with:

  • Attempted Sexual Assault
  • Administer an Overpowering Drug in order to commit an indictable offence
  • Unlawful Confinement
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance

Claudio Tovar Aguilar appeared before a Justice of the Peace and was released from custody on a $4000 no cash deposit Release Oder with conditions. His next court date is scheduled for January 15, 2020.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact the MHPS at 403-529-8481 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800 -222-8477 (TIPS). Tips may also be submitted (anonymously if preferred) through the MHPS Mobile App, which is free and available to download for both Apple and Android devices by searching ‘Medicine Hat Police Service’ on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.