Alleged serial killer Shawn Lamb faces new charge

Winnipeg police laid another charge against alleged serial killer Shawn Lamb on Tuesday.

Shawn Lamb charged with sexual assault stemming from November 2011 incident

Shawn Lamb has been accused of the second-degree murder of three Winnipeg women, from left to right, Carolyn Sinclair, Tanya Jane Nepinak and Lorna Blacksmith. (Winnipeg Police Service)

Winnipeg police laid another charge against alleged serial killer Shawn Lamb on Tuesday.

Lamb was in court Tuesday morning to face a charge of sexual assault stemming from an incident between November and December 2011.

Police said a woman met with a man near Jarvis Avenue and Powers Street and was then driven to a secluded area and seriously sexually assaulted with a weapon.

She was able to flee to a nearby business and notify police.

Court documents state the weapon used was an anti-theft steering wheel lock. 

Now, Lamb faces one charge of sexual assault with a weapon in addition to three charges of second-degree murder.

Lamb was charged with three counts of first-degree murder in June 2012 in the deaths of Carolyn Sinclair, Tanya Nepinak and Lorna Blacksmith.

He is scheduled to appear in a Winnipeg courtroom again on Thursday.