Saanich Police arrested Jesse Doig on May 7, charged in connection with a March 17 sexual assault in the 3900 block of Wolf Street. The 23-year-old Saanich man is charged with sexual assault with a weapon, break and enter, and forcible confinement. (Facebook)

Man charged with Saanich sexual assault appears in court

Jesse Doig had worked at The Cridge Centre for the Family in Victoria

The 23-year-old man charged with a sexual assault that took place in March appeared in Victoria Provincial Court on Monday morning.

Jesse Doig, dressed in a red jumpsuit with a flush-red face to match, sat in the defendant’s box as the court heard details of the crime he is charged with. Members of his family were present in the court, taking up most of the first two rows of seating.

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On March 17, at around 2 a.m., a man entered an unlocked home in the 3900 block of Wolf Street and sexually assaulted a 22-year-old woman who was visiting friends from the University of Victoria.

Doig, who was arrested and charged with the crime on May 7, has remained in custody since.

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Doig was employed at The Cridge Centre for the Family for three years until his May 7 arrest. According to Shelley Morris, CEO of The Cridge Centre, Doig worked in the preschool program in the mornings and the after school program in the afternoons.

Doig will remain in custody until his next court appearance on May 27.



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