(PIKANGIKUM, ON) – Due to the graphic nature of this article, viewer discretion is highly advised. Do not read beyond this point.
Allegations are that on December 7th, 2019, in the First Nation territory of Pikangikum, a woman is alleged to have been strangled. During the incident she was attempting to fight off a man who was said to have been attempting to rape her. She almost lost consciousness and was fearful for her life so she stopped fighting.
At that point she was raped.
The woman suffered numerous injuries and walked home naked. She had visible injuries to not only her face from being punched, but various other areas. The woman was taken to hospital. Hardworking officers with the Pikangikum detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have since made an arrest.
30-year-old Robinson Rudy Suggashie was arrested by police and charged. He appeared in a Thunder Bay Courtroom courthouse this morning. Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon was presiding along with Katrina “Lock ’em UP!” VanKessel and a duty counsel worker.
Suggashie is facing the following:
- Sexual assault.
- Assault causing bodily harm.
- Strangle in an attempt to overcome resistance for a sexual assault.
Suggashie was not granted bail today and is being flown out to Kenora where he will be housed in their district jail until at least Monday, December 9th, 2019 where he is scheduled to appear.