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A now-former board member of the Calgary Homeless Foundation is facing serious charges, accused of sexually assaulting and drugging a teenage boy and attacking another young man with a knife.
Robin Adair Wortman, 62, has been charged with sexual assault and assault with a weapon, as well as two counts of communication to procure sexual services from victims under the age of 18.
Investigators said a 17-year-old came forward to police in January, reporting he had been sexually assaulted.
“The teen accepted what he thought was crystal meth, but it is also believed he was given date-rape drug GHB to incapacitate him before he was sexually assaulted,” police said in a Monday statement.
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Wortman had been a member of the volunteer board of the Calgary Homeless Foundation for seven years. When news of his arrest reached the organization Monday, an emergency meeting was called and Wortman was removed from the board.
“We have no knowledge of the scenario or the allegations, but we have 100 per cent confidence and trust in the leadership and the due diligence of the Calgary Police Service and the court,” Calgary Homeless Foundation president and CEO Diana Krescy said.
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Wortman was arrested on March 12 at an apartment in the 1000 block of 16 Avenue S.W. in connection with another incident, in which a 19-year-old was chased out of an apartment with a knife.
Police said the commotion from the incident prompted those in the neighbourhood to call police. The 19-year-old was unharmed.
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Wortman’s next court appearance is March 15.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 403-428-5457.
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With files from John Himpe
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