Police charge man with sexual assault


**** HRP Media Release

Police charge man with sexual assault

Halifax Regional Police has charged a man with sexual assault in relation to an incident in Dartmouth on the weekend.

On June 6 at approximately 7:45 a.m. police responded to a report of a sexual assault that had occurred in a building in the 0-100 block of Alderney Drive in Dartmouth. The man approached a woman who was not known to him and sexually assaulted her. The man fled the area on foot. Later that morning, officers arrested the man without incident at a residence in Eastern Passage.

Fifty-year-old Marcus Stafford Yearwood is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today to face charges of:
• Sexual assault
• Choking
• Breach of a court order

We are not releasing any further details out of respect and concern for the victim’s privacy and wellbeing.


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