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Sexual assault charges after 2022 manager-employee outing

Calgary police have charged a 42-year-old man after the alleged sexual assault of an employee.

According to police, on Dec. 27, 2022, an employee at a restaurant and bar in the 1100 block of 17 Avenue SW was at a social function with a manager at another downtown location.

Police said the victim was later taken to a downtown residence where she was reported to have lost consciousness. Investigators believe she was subjected to “unwanted, non-consensual sexual acts.”

“I want to thank the victim for coming forward to police. We know how difficult this can be, and the level of trauma that is associated with such offences,” said Staff Sergeant Tom Hanson of the Calgary Police Service Sexual Assault Investigations Unit, in a prepared media release.

“Sexual contact with a person is never acceptable without clear, voluntary and specific consent. It requires a conscious, operating mind, capable of granting, revoking or withholding consent.”

As a result of their investigation, Calgary police have charged Grant Cichacki, 42, of Calgary, with one count of sexual assault.

Anyone with information about this incident, or similar incidents, is asked to call Calgary police at 403-266-1234.