Charges laid after youngsters report nine years of inappropriate actions from relative

Oshawa man facing charges including sexual assault and sexual interference

An Oshawa man is facing several charges in connection to a historical sexual assault investigation.

Nottawasaga OPP says two young victims, aged 13 and 14, came forward to investigators this month, to report inappropriate sexual incidences. Police were told these incidences occurred over the course of the last nine years and involved a relative of the family.

As a result of the investigation, a 63-year-old man has been charged with five counts each of sexual interference and sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching, and voyeurism.

“Coming forward to report a sexual assault can be a difficult step to take,” says Detective Sergeant Sarah Vance of the Nottawasaga OPP Crime Unit. “There is no expiration date to report a sexual offence to police. No matter how long ago it happened, we will conduct a thorough investigation, while supporting the victim and protecting them from further victimization. We want victims to know that sexual assault is not their fault, it is a crime and we will work to identify, arrest and prosecute the person(s) responsible.”