Police have made an arrest in the brutal assault of a homeless woman in Prince Albert almost a month ago.

Police made the arrest Saturday evening and executed a search warrant for evidence at the residence of the accused.

A 29-year-old Prince Albert resident faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated sexual assault.

He remains in custody and will make his first court appearance Wednesday morning in Prince Albert.

The victim remains in hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the attack.

Last week, she was able to speak to police for the first time since she was found so badly burned, both of her legs had to be amputated.

The 47-year-old member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation was viciously attacked a month ago in Prince Albert, and was found outside a community centre late at night.

She was taken to hospital in Edmonton, where she has been recovering from the amputations, other burns and severe facial lacerations.

Her aunt  says she is in good spirits and is happy to be alive and has been able to give a statement to police, who so far have not made any arrests in the case.

She is still scheduled to undergo more skin graft surgeries to repair the burn damage to her lower body and must spend time in a rehab centre to adjust to life in a wheelchair.

Since the assault there has been an outpouring of support for the woman nationally and internationally, and the Prince Albert YWCA has set up a trust fund for the victim to cover help cover her medical expenses and rehab costs.

(includes files from The Canadian Press)