Six arrested over "horrific" B.C. sex assault
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - A male youth remains in a northern B.C. hospital and six people, including two females, are in custody in what police are calling a case of sexual and aggravated assault.
RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass says senior officers with more than 20 years experience are describing it as one of the worst such case they have seen involving youth.
He says police in Prince George received an an tip on Monday and found the male youth unconscious and in a snowbank behind an apartment building.
He says police, paramedics and firefighter responded, the youth was taken to hospital, and authorities determined he was the victim of aggravated assault and aggravated sexual assault.
Douglass says police believe the male youth was lured to an apartment, but are providing few other details.
Douglass says an 18-year-old male, a 20-year-old female, three male youths and one female youth remain in custody, but he doesn't yet know when charges will be laid.
The victim is in serious but stable condition in hospital.