On December 14, 2019, at 11:24 am, Whitehorse RCMP responded to a complaint of an assault in progress on Second Avenue in Whitehorse, YT. An adult female victim was reportedly assaulted by an unknown male suspect. Fortunately, a witness was able to render assistance to the victim and held the suspect until police arrived to effect an arrest.
Subsequent to the ongoing investigation, police have charged 28-year old Dakota McLeod of Whitehorse with sexual assault, assault, overcoming resistance to the commission of an indictable offence, and failure to comply with the condition of an undertaking.
McLeod is currently being held in custody and scheduled to appear in court on January 13, 2020.
"I wish to acknowledge the quick and selfless actions of the community member to provide immediate and sustained assistance to the victim until police could arrive moments later, and the general public for assisting in this very serious investigation. We are committed, along with the community, to supporting the safety of all those who live and visit the Yukon." said Inspector Lindsay Ellis, Detachment Commander of Whitehorse RCMP.