Philip Croucher - Metro Halifax
DARTMOUTH - Halifax Regional Police say a man identified as a suspect in the recent random rape of a teenager in Dartmouth has turned himself into police.
Caiden Donte Wournell, 20.
Police say Caiden Donte Wournell, 20, was identified on surveillance video from cameras near the scene of the alleged assault. Late Tuesday night, police announced that Wournell had turned himself into HRP headquarters at 7:30 p.m., and that he was being interviewed by investigators.
Police say Wournell is known to police, and that he was identified as a suspect by officers who had previous dealings with him.
In relation to the incident, police responded to the Dartmouth Common just before 9 p.m. Saturday and found a 17-year-old girl who reported being sexually assaulted by a man she’d met at the Metro Transit Bridge Terminal.
They were walking through the Common, and when they reached a secluded area, police say the man grabbed her, sexually assaulted her with forcible penetration and then took off with her purse.
Wournell is charged with sexual assault, robbery and breach of probation.
– with files from Ruth Davenport