Calgary, AB,

Man charged with break and enter, sexual assault

Police have arrested and charged a man after he failed to comply with his probation conditions and subsequently reoffended.

At approximately 7 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, police were called to investigate a reported break and enter and sexual assault at a residence in the area of Forest Heights.

An unknown man forced entry into a home, sexually assaulted the resident while brandishing a weapon and then fled the residence. The Sexual Assault Investigative Unit was immediately engaged and led the investigation with the support of several areas of the Calgary Police Service and external agencies.

Following an extensive investigation, Paul Algino BARRETT, 23, of Calgary, has been charged with one count of break and enter to commit sexual assault with a weapon, and one count of break and enter to commit theft. BARRETT will next appear in court on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. 

“Violent and traumatizing crimes like this one have no place in Calgary communities. Our focus was to work swiftly to identify the person responsible and to ensure the victim was properly supported during this difficult time,” says Staff Sergeant Michelle Doyle.

BARRETT was released to the community on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, after serving a two-year sentence for break and enter with intent. Upon release, BARRETT was subject to a three-year probation with conditions.  

After breaching his court-ordered curfew, warrants were issued and BARRETT was located and arrested on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, at approximately 8:45 p.m. and remains in custody. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:



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Case #CA22400556/4714