09/11/2015 11:54 EDT | Updated 09/11/2016 05:12 EDT

Alberta Senior Assaulted By Man Hired To Clean Carpets

STONY PLAIN, Alta. — An Alberta senior says she was attacked in her home by someone she had hired to clean her carpets.

RCMP have laid a charge of sexual assault against Ronaldo Penafie, 46, of Edmonton.

Cpl. Kim Mueller says this "bizarre" kind of case is frightening but rare, and Mounties don't believe the public is at risk.

Mueller says people shouldn't be leery of hiring people to come into their homes, saying the case is "totally out of the norm."

The senior lives in Stony Plain, Alta.



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