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Duncan man arrested in case of alleged touching at Cowichan Aquatic Centre

Police are investigating a pair of complaints of inappropriate touching at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre, the first such complaints in the pool
Police are investigating a pair of complaints of inappropriate touching at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre, the first such complaints in the pool's history.
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A Duncan man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of inappropriate touching of young girls at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre, police say.

Charges have not been laid. The 25-year-old suspect's name has not been released.

On Feb. 2, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP began investigating two incidents of inappropriate touching of young girls that allegedly occurred at the pool.

An information notice was sent out on Feb. 5 to make the public aware, Cpl. Jon Stuart said Friday morning.

"As a result of excellent cooperation by witnesses and staff of the Cowichan Aquatic Centre, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP have identified and arrested a 25-year-old Duncan man for these incidents.

"The male has no known criminal history. The arrest was made on Feb. 7, and the male has since been released."

The suspect has been placed on strict conditions including no contact with minors under age 16, that he not attend any public pools, schools and playgrounds, and specifically the Cowichan Aquatic Centre.

"This matter is still under investigation and police are continuing to collect evidence that will support the laying of charges," Stuart's release reads.

RCMP and pool staff are working cooperatively to ensure the safety of all patrons of the complex.

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