Winnipeg police arrest 32-year-old man for sexual assault of teenage girl

Winnipeg police cruiser. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)

Winnipeg police have arrested a suspect after a knifepoint sexual assault of a teenage girl in the city’s North End on Tuesday.

According to a media release, on August 11, at approximately 4:30 a.m., police responded to a report of a man armed with a knife who had confronted two girls in their mid-teens near Stella Avenue and McKenzie Street. The suspect robbed them of their cell phones and a brief physical confrontation took place. The suspect then grabbed one of the teens and pulled her through several yards to an open industrial area where she was seriously sexually assaulted.

Officers located the second victim who had reported the incident, unharmed, in the area of Powers Street and Flora Avenue. A short time later, the first victim was found nearby and taken to the hospital where she was treated for her injuries.

On Friday, police announced an arrest in the case.

Cody Lance George Klyne, 32-years-old, of Winnipeg, has been charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm, sexual interference, forcible confinement, and two counts of robbery.

He was detained in custody.