Bible school break-in suspect sought sexual favours

Photo courtesy of RCMP.

Photo courtesy of RCMP.

Jenna McMurray, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:19 PM ET

CALGARY -- RCMP say a man possibly responsible for breaking into Bible college dorms and propositioning students turned himself in Monday.

Peter Mal, managing director of communications and technology with Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, 110 km northeast of Calgary, said it's believed a man entered the school's male dorm through a main-floor window early Sunday.

The man woke six male students by shaking their legs and then asked them for sexual favours, alleged Mal.

He said one of the victims yelled at the suspect, who fled to the female dorm, woke a woman and also asked her for favours before leaving the dorm and riding off campus on a bicycle.

All seven victims are believed to be 18 or 19 years old.

It was their first weekend staying in the dorms for the upcoming school year.

The college's president, Mark Maxwell, called the incident a "very disruptive" start to the year and said some of the victims are quite shaken.

He said while the school already has security measures in place -- including an extensive surveillance camera system, which provided a suspect photo that was circulated -- extra measures will be added to prevent any future incidents.

On Monday afternoon, police announced a man matching the description of the suspect turned himself in.

"To us, it's the best possible outcome in a bad situation," said Maxwell.

jenna.mcmurray@sunmedia.ca
Twitter: @SunJMac


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