Convicted of sexually assaulting teen girl

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An Abbotsford man has been convicted of the sexual assault of a teenage girl.

Anton Ellis Foulds, 37, was found guilty of the charge on June 19 in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. A further charge of robbery in the same incident is still before the courts.

A date for sentencing has not yet been scheduled.

Foulds was arrested and charged on Feb. 7, 2013, two days after he approached a 17-year-old girl who was walking in the 33500 block of South Fraser Way at about 8 a.m. and directed her to a treed area next to an apartment complex.

He then sexually assaulted her and allegedly attempted to rob her.

The girl contacted someone she knew, who then drove her to hospital and called police. She had suffered serious injuries.

In April 2012, Abbotsford Police had warned the public that Foulds was being released from prison and that he had an extensive criminal history including sexual assault and multiple robberies.

He was released from another province, after having served his full sentence, and was expected to move to Abbotsford.

At the time, police said Foulds had 25 convictions, all in B.C. His last one was in Victoria in 2003 for robbery and the "heinous sexual assault" of a woman, according to police.

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