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Shock and fear are two words Brandy Robertson uses to describe news that four sexual assaults in downtown Brandon over the spring and summer may be connected. Robertson, who works in the city's core as the executive director of the Brandon Women's Resource Centre, also lives downtown and said the news that some women and girls are the targets of violence has her on edge.
So … our guard is [up] a little more, I guess. Brandon police said three of the four assaults took place in alleys and the fourth under a bridge. In each case, a woman walking alone was approached by at least one man who asked for a cigarette before the victim was sexually assaulted.
The attacks occurred between April and early September.
Robertson said it has clients at her clinic feeling fearful and suggests women and girls walking at night be aware of their surroundings. Robertson said that while Brandon police already frequent the downtown, she suggested the force step up patrols.
But that's something the police force has done, according to spokesperson Sgt. Bill Brown. He said the patrols could continue beyond summer in some aspect if the force notices a need.
However the onus also lies on the public to be aware of their surroundings, no matter where they are in the city. Many businesses in the downtown close at the end of the business day, however a of bars and restaurants stay open late into the night. Anyone with information on any of the incidents is asked to call Brandon police at or Crime Stoppers.
Still, despite the string of sexual assaults, Robertson believes the city is still a safe place to live.Thirteen's One-Night-Stand Rating - House M.D.
Brown said police are still investigating the assaults and while just the four are believed to be related to date, investigators could still link others in the future. As for addressing dimly lit alleys, Manitoba Hydro spokesperson Bruce Owen said the city can request additional streetlights if they feel more lighting is needed in a particular area.
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Clients fearful Robertson said it has clients at her clinic feeling fearful and suggests women and girls walking at night be aware of their surroundings. Brown said the increased patrols are part of a summer initiative in the downtown as a result of concerns raised in the summer of Related Stories Map.Brandon girls for sex
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'Women and girls need to be aware': Brandonites react to string of sex assaults