Sex assault suspect turns himself in

A man wanted in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a Red Deer woman in her 70s has turned himself in to police.

Jesse Toews

Jesse Toews

A man wanted in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a Red Deer woman in her 70s has turned himself in to police.

RCMP say the 25-year-old suspect has been remanded in custody on charges of aggravated sexual assault, forcible confinement and robbery.

Police say the alleged victim was sexually and physically assaulted by a man on July 29 as she was walking through a wooded area of the city.

She was able to walk to a nearby store for help.

Mounties have said they could not immediately determine if the assault was a random or targeted attack.

Jesse Peter Toews of Red Deer will appear in court Aug. 31.