Man arrested and charged with forcible confinement and sexual assault

RCMP officers located the suspect in Osoyoos

The Penticton RCMP arrested a man on Sunday, following the report of the alleged forcible confinement and sexual assault of a woman in Penticton.

On Jan. 28 the Penticton RCMP were contacted by a 22-year-old female who alleged that she had been forcibly confined the previous evening at a private residence and during this time had been assaulted, sexually assault and threatened.

Efforts to locate the male involved neighbouring detachments with RCMP officers locating the suspect a short time later in Osoyoos.

“The man was arrested without incident. This was not a random incident as the accused and victim knew each other,” said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

On Jan. 29, 23-year-old Aaron Motz, of Summerland,was been charged with forcible confinement, sexual assault, assault and uttering threats in relation to this incident. Motz made his first appearance in court and has been remanded into custody until his next court date.

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