A Nanaimo man alleged to have sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl after he broke into a woman's home while drunk and naked has been released on bail with strict conditions.
Adam Gordon Synnuck, 22, appeared in court Monday on charges of sexual assault and break-and-enter with intent to commit an offence.
Synnuck was released on terms that he obey a9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, not consume alcohol or drugs and avoid contact with the alleged victims.
Police were called to the area of Calder Road on Sunday morning after a woman reported a drunk, naked man broke into her house.
She managed to scare him away by yelling at him and threatening to call the police.
Shortly before 5 a.m., a 15-yearold girl walking along Calder Road was sexually assaulted. She had stopped to nurse a nose bleed when the man hit her in the face and sexually assaulted her.
As the teen's mom and uncle drove her to hospital, they flagged down a police cruiser that had responded to the break and enter report.
"Turned out this man was responsible for the sexual assault and they caught him in the area," said Nanaimo RCMP spokeswoman Sgt. Sheryl Armstrong.
Police have asked the public to help locate a witness who stopped the teen's uncle and mentioned a half-naked man.
Synnuck was scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 27.
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