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Walk in woods turns into nightmare

['Vincent Wall Jr. of Labrador City appeared in Wabush Provincial Court via videoconference May 22 where the statement of facts were read over his involvement in sexually assaulting a nine-year-old in 2014.']
Vincent Wall Jr. of Labrador City appeared in Wabush Provincial Court via videoconference May 22 where the statement of facts were read over his involvement in sexually assaulting a nine-year-old in 2014.

Warning: This story contains graphic content: A statement of facts read in the Wabush Provincial Court revealed a brutal sexual assault a Labrador West man performed on a nine-year-old in 2014.

Vincent Wall Jr. pleaded guilty to sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.  

Wall appeared via videoconference. 

The Crown read the statement of facts in court Friday, May 22, stating Wall had committed the assault during a visit to the victim’s family cabin in the summer of 2014. 

According to the statement, Wall and the child went for a walk together. He touched the victim’s breast under her clothing, and when she began running back to the cabin he grabbed her by the hair, hauling her down a hill. As Wall tried to suffocate her she spit on his shoe by accident and he punched her in the head. Wall made her take off her clothes and perform oral sex on him, and then forcibly performed anal sex on her. He then told her he would kill her if she told anyone, and if he was caught he would get someone to kill her family members, make her eat them and then kill her.  

Wall asked her how she would like to die, either being shot or stabbed. The child told Wall she did not want to die and when they first met she saw a sparkle in his eye; he said he saw the same in her. The statement noted that her response likely saved her life. 

When Wall and the victim returned to the cabin they explained that they went for a walk in the woods and were lost, and her legs were scratched from the bushes and pants were wet from a brook they had to cross.  

Wall spoke to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in Labrador City in January, when he admitted to sexually assaulting the child. The RNC soon confirmed the events with the victim.

The sentencing hearing is set for June 16.  

ty.dunham@tc.tc

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