Asked in Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment

Q: What is the penalty against sexual assault in a public area in Canada Alberta?

I have a friend that was sexually assaulted last in in august 2020, in Alberta Canada. She is trying to press charges current but it unsure of what to do or say. They were both under the age of 16 when it happened. It was in a public area and there is a textual confession from his including screenshots of threats, etc.

1 Lawyer Answer
William Jaksa
William Jaksa
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Toronto

A: Depends where it happened in Alberta, your friend could either call the local police service (i.e. if it happened in Calgary then the Calgary Police Service) OR your friend can call the RCMP at 403-678-5516. The RCMP would be the best first call.

The maximum sentence for sexual assault in Canada is 14 years. Here's a brief on sexual assault sentences in Canada:

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