St. John’s man charged with sexually assaulting youth

Daniel MacEachern dmaceachern@thetelegram.com
Published on August 4, 2014

Christopher Butt, 38, of St. John’s is escorted by sheriff’s officers at provincial court Monday afternooon.

Dan MacEachern

A St. John’s man has been charged with sexually assaulting a youth.
Christopher Butt, 38, appeared in St. John’s provincial court this afternoon, facing four charges: invitation to sexual touching, sexual interference, aggravated sexual assault, and uttering threats to damage or destroy property.

The charges were laid after the RNC investigated a report of a sexual assault in St. John’s on July 27. There is a publication ban on the name of the complainant, who police said Monday is a female youth known to Butt.

A statement from the police Monday said the youth was assaulted over a six-week period, and was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Butt appeared briefly in court Saturday and made another appearance Monday afternoon to set a bail hearing, which is scheduled for Thursday morning.