Woman speaks out about alleged sexual abuse on public bus in Halifax

HALIFAX - A 19-year-old Halifax woman says she was sexually assaulted on a city bus and is telling her story publicly to encourage other people to come forward.

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Alix Parker says she was sleeping on Feb. 25 when she awoke to find a man touching her between her legs before the bus came to a stop and he left.

The single mother says she reported the incident to police and decided to speak out about the allegation to let other women know they shouldn't have to tolerate that kind of behaviour.

Parker, who takes five buses a day to drop her son off at daycare and then get to school, says the ordeal has left her shaken and fearful.

But she says people have expressed both "overwhelming" support for her as well as anger that it happened, which she hoped for in going public.

Police spokeswoman Const. Dianne Woodworth says they are investigating the allegation.



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