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Published July 14, 2022

Charges laid in historic sex assault investigation in Ajax, New Tecumseth

Suspect is facing 10 sex-related charges
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Charges have been laid against a 51-year-old Scarborough man in connection with a historical sexual assault investigation.

Nottawasaga OPP say they received information last month about a sexual assault of a youth that took place between 2018 and 2019 in Ajax and in New Tecumeth.

The suspect has been charged with the following:

·      Invitation to sexual touching under 16 years of age - four counts

·      Sexual interference - four counts

·      Make sexually explicit material available to person under 14 years of age

·      Possession of child pornography

The accused is being held for a bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Bradford on July 14, 2022.

Police are requesting anyone who may have additional information regarding this investigation or believes they were a victim of a similar incident to contact their local police service or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). When you contact Crime Stoppers, you remain anonymous, you will never have to testify and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

From provincial police:

OPP say is never too late to report a sexual assault to police. A sexual offence can be reported no matter how long ago it happened. Our duty is to bring an appropriate resolution by conducting a professional and thorough investigation, while at the same time providing you with necessary information, resources and support.

If you do not want to make a report to police or need time and support to make that decision, we have partnered with many other agencies that can help. Ontario 211 provides information on and referrals to Ontario's community, social, health-related and government services. Simply call 2-1-1 or visit 211ontario.ca for more information. You can also find local resources and support by searching your location on the Victim Services Directory at http://services.findhelp.ca/ovss/ or contacting the Rape Coalition of Ontario at https://sexualassaultsupport.ca/.

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