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Manitoba RCMP announce charge in decade-long residential school investigation


Manitoba RCMP are set to provide more information about an arrest in a historical investigation connected to a former Manitoba residential school.


Mounties are set to hold a news conference Friday at 9:30 a.m.


CTV News Winnipeg will stream the proceedings live on its website.


RCMP cautioned those attending or watching the news conference that the information discussed could be upsetting or traumatizing.


This comes after the province confirmed Thursday a person was charged with one count of indecent assault on a female related to the investigation into the former Fort Alexander Residential School northeast of Winnipeg.


The school was opened in 1905 in the community of Fort Alexander, which later became Sagkeeng First Nation, and closed in 1970.


Mounties have said that officers with the major crime unit began looking into the residential school in 2010 and a criminal investigation began the following year.


Police have said the investigation involved reviewing archived records of the school, including student and employee lists.


Sagkeeng First Nation recently discovered 190 anomalies during a search near the Fort Alexander school using ground-penetrating radar.


Initial data shows the irregularities fit some of the criteria for graves, but the community leadership has said more information is needed.


– With files from The Canadian Press

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