Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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Lethbridge Police investigating alleged child sex assault at Henderson Lake Park

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Police began looking into things this week on Wednesday (June 12) after an 8 year old boy told his mother he was sexually assaulted by a man in a public washroom at the park on June 1st.

The boy was at a birthday party when he was allegedly approached by an older, unknown man who apparently offered the child candy, and then sexually assaulted him in a washroom.

Following the incident, LPS say a witness saw the man with the boy near the water and called out to the child to come back to the party. The man appeared nervous and quickly walked north toward the parking lot.

The suspect is described as a white man, in his 60s, short with a slim build and clean cut white hair. He was also wearing light beige, cargo-type khaki shorts and a white and red plaid shirt.

Anyone who was in Henderson Lake park on the evening of Saturday, June 1st and may have seen a man matching that description, is asked to contact Lethbridge Police.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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