On the evening of November 5, 2023, the Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) attended to a disturbance in the parking lot of Strachan Road SE. Upon arrival patrol officers located a woman in distress and a man was taken into custody.
The MHPS Criminal Investigation Section investigated the matter, and as a result, a 46-year-old Medicine Hat man has been charged with sexual assault and unlawful confinement. The man and woman were known to one another, and this is believed to be an isolated incident with no further risk to the community.
The man was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 4, 2023. The name of the accused is not being released to protect the identify of the victim.
The woman has been provided additional resources and assistance from the MHPS Victim Assistance Unit.
S/Sgt. Jason Graham
Criminal Investigation Section
Medicine Hat Police Service