Police in Montreal have slapped a sexual assault charge on a man who is believed to have sexually assaulted a Montreal quarantine Hotel woman. The woman said during the incident; she was helpless.
The woman informed local media that the aggressor walked into her hotel room, stayed put despite her efforts to have him leave. He was partially undressed, touched her inappropriately, and only left when she threatened to shout for help.
She noted that she felt helpless in a hotel room she did not expect to stay in. She was informed by health authorities that she could not disclose her current location.
Health officials informed local media that they were aware of this incident. They are investigating the matter with the seriousness it deserves. The incident took place on the 17th of February, at a time when hotel quarantine had just been made mandatory.
The woman is a Laval resident and had been staying with her boyfriend in America; it was announced that authorities would institute mandatory hotel quarantine.
She went for a COVID-19 test, then flew out to Quebec on the 16th of February with a negative test. When she got to Canada, health officials said her test wasn’t the right one. They sent her to a government-operated quarantine.
Health officials placed her in Sheraton, and a day later, another traveler knocked on her door, walked in, and made himself at home. The woman notes that she politely asked the man to leave, but he refused. She remembers him grabbing her with his hand in his pant, saying that he had not has intercourse in a while.
She called the hotel security, who showed up 20 minutes later. On narrating the story, she says she was underwhelmed. They handed her a water bottle she had ordered hours ago and asked that she locks herself in.
Police arrived along with an ambulance and whisked her off for a statement, after which she was allowed to go home.
Through a statement, the Canadian Public Health agency said they are quite concerned by her allegations and are working hard to get to the bottom of the matter. This statement was made at the same time that an officer was charged with assaulting and extorting another woman at home when he went to perform a quarantine assessment.
The 27-year-od officer had been empowered to skills to perform home enforcement. This incident occurred last week. In light of this, federal Conservative Party members call on the government to bring to an end the hotel quarantine program.