Man charged with sexual assault against special needs woman
police have charged a 36-year-old man in connection to a sexual assault case
involving a woman with special needs.
Wallace Thomas is accused of luring the 22-year-old woman off a bus in the area of Idylwyld Drive and 33rd Street back in May.
He then allegedly assaulted her in a park and several more times in a nearby home before letting her go.
Kelsie Fraser with the Saskatoon Police Service said a number of tips led to Thomas' arrest yesterday.
"Along with the surveillance footage that was released from the original release earlier in July, we were able to identify a person and arrest him."
Although the complaint was made back in May, Fraser said police don't usually make sexual assault cases public unless there's a need for more information.
"We don't release media releases to the public when the suspect is known or we have an avenue that we're following," said Fraser.
"Also part of it is that it's a highly sensitive subject and we don't want to re-victimize the victim."
Thomas made his first appearance in Saskatoon Provincial Court this morning and will appear again on Thursday.
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