Suspects arrested after young man confronted May 19

Arrests made at By The Lake Park

Two people have been charged after an incident in the public washrooms at By The Lake Park in Wetaskiwin.

According to Wetaskiwin RCMP spokesperson Cst. Shaun Marchand, “On the evening of May 19, 2019 the Wetaskiwin RCMP responded to By The Lake Park in the City of Wetaskiwin, where a young male victim had been accosted by two intoxicated adult strangers (a male and a female) in the public washroom.

“The victim was not physically harmed during the encounter. However, the circumstances of the incident led RCMP to lay charges on the following two individuals:

William Thomas Cuthbert (29) of Wetaskiwin, one count of Forcible Confinement (Sec. 279(2) of the Criminal Code) and Jerri Jewel Sokwaypnace (39) of Wetaskiwin., one count of Forcible Confinement (Sec. 279(2) of the Criminal Code).

Both were taken before a Justice and are scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincvial Court on May 30, 2019. RCMP are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact Wetaskiwin RCMP at (780) 312-7200.

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