Man With Ties To Fort McMurray Charged in Edmonton With Child Abduction, Sexual Assault

A 37-year-old man with ties to Fort McMurray is being charged for reported child abduction and sexual assault.

Over the weekend, Edmonton Police Service arrested Wade Stene after an investigation was launched looking into the assault of an eight-year-girl.

On March 10, the girl was pulled into a vehicle, sexually assaulted before being dropped off nearby.

She quickly told her parents before being treated at the hospital.

Stene has since been charged with kidnapping, sexual assault with a weapon, invitation to sexual touching, sexual interference, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, uttering threats, making child pornography and possession of child pornography.

EPS says he had previously lived and worked in Fort McMurray.

If anyone has any information regarding possible other assaults, they’re encouraged to contact their local police.

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