Nanaimo RCMP first arrested Stephen Bradley Ewing in August 2019. (Photo submitted)

New charges laid against man accused of sexual assault in Parksville

Three new charges added to indictment

Charges have been laid against a Port Alberni man accused of sexually assaulting female sex trade workers — one of the alleged offences taking place in Parksville earlier this year, the other in Nanaimo.

40-year-old Stephen Bradley Ewing now faces two new charges of sexual assault, as well as one choking offence.

READ MORE: Vancouver Island man charged with sexual assaults involving sex trade workers

Nanaimo Crown counsel said there’s little information at this time, just the new charges and that three new counts have been added to Ewing’s indictment and one of the complaints is from the Parksville area.

— NEWS staff

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