Police have charged a 59-year-old man in connection with the sexual assault of a Lethbridge girl in the early morning hours Monday.
Investigators called the attack “random” and said the 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in her bedroom.
Police believe the man broke into the girl’s home, found her asleep in her bedroom and “took steps” to prevent her from making noise and waking up the other members of her family.
Multiple officers responded and searched the area for the suspect who was found and arrested without incident a short time later.
Darral Gerard Courtoreille, a high-risk offender, is facing several charges in connection with the attack, including sexual assault and sexual interference.