St. Paul RCMP lay charges in sexual assault investigation; “allegedly occurred during a massage therapy appointment”

St. Paul, Alberta – On June 4, 2021, St. Paul RCMP received a complaint of a sexual assault by a massage therapist which allegedly occurred during a massage appointment. On June 8, 2021, a second victim came forward with allegations of sexual assault which also allegedly occurred during a massage therapy appointment.

Following an investigation, St. Paul RCMP have charged Layne Whelen (23) of St. Paul with two counts of sexual assault.

Whelen has been released with conditions and is next scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial court on Nov. 18, 2021.

Sexual Assault - File Photo
Sexual Assault – File Photo

St. Paul Victim Services have been engaged and have been in touch with the victims.

RCMP believe there may be other victims and are asking anyone affected to come forward.

If you have any information on this crime or any other crime, you are asked to contact the St. Paul RCMP at 780-645-8870 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

St. Paul RCMP

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