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Thirty year old man charged in Saturday night sexual assault

Calgary Police may have a repeat offender on their hands, after charging a 30 year old man in connection to Saturday night’s sexual assault.

The attack happened in an office tower in the 400 block of 3rd Avenue southwest.

A 17 year old girl was downtown, meeting a friend who never showed.

She was then “be-friended” by a man around 5 o’clock who told her she just wanted to “hang-out”.

They proceeded to keep each other company until 7:30 when the man followed her into a washroom in the tower and attacked her.

Police say the victim managed to break free and call for help, drawing the attention of several bystanders.

Two of the witnesses chased the suspect and fought with him but he managed to get away.

Investigators spent much of the evening interviewing those in the area, collecting surveillance tapes and were able to make an arrest by 2 o’clock Sunday morning.

Their suspect was found outside a home in Wentworth.

30 year old Daniel Christopher Mahon of Calgary now faces charges of sexual assault causing bodily harm, overcoming resistance and breach of recognizance.

It’s not Mahon’s first brush with the law, he was on a release,  waiting for a court date on a previous sexual assault charge in November of 2011.

Police wouldn’t comment on the other incident adding that the matter was before the courts.

Saturday’s victim is at home recovering with family.

“She is receiving support with the new Child Advocacy Centre that we have, there are resources available and we’re providing support to her,” says Acting Staff Sergeant Andy Nguyen with the Child Abuse Unit.

Nguyen says it’s a concern that an individual with a history of offending is out on the street.

Mahon will appear in court on Wednesday to answer to the new charges.