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Woman was told chief tried to have her expelled from AFN ceremonies after she reported sexual assault

Jan 13, 2020

A member of St. Mary’s First Nation says it’s been a punishing year since she volunteered to drive her chief home from a Fredericton bar.

Jade Polches says Feb. 22, 2019, wasn’t the first time she helped an intoxicated Alan Polchies Jr. get back to his residence.

However, that date is seared into her mind because, she says, that’s the night he leaned over from the passenger seat of her car and gripped her vagina.

“I didn’t know what to do,” she said. “I just screamed and slapped his hand off me.”

Polches said it was a creepy, predatory thing to do and made her extremely uncomfortable.

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