Abbotsford man charged with sexual assault

Sexual assault charges have been laid against an Abbotsford man for an incident that allegedly occurred last October

Sexual assault charges have been laid against an Abbotsford man for an incident that allegedly occurred last October while he was on a camping trip in Chilliwack.

Gilles Robert Leger, 43, has been charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of sexual interference of a child under 16, dating back to Oct. 1, 2011.

According to a source who did not want to be identified, Leger lived in the Matsqui Village area of Abbotsford for several years, but recently moved to Langley.

The source said Leger runs a renovation business.

He is formerly from Moncton, New Brunswick. According to the provincial court database, Leger was convicted in 2001 of breaching his probation in Moncton, although it is not known for what he was previously convicted.

Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth of the Chilliwack RCMP said Leger does not have any prior sexual offences on his record.

She said she could not provide further details on the case, as it is now before the courts.

Leger is next expected to appear in court on March 5.