charges laid in sexual assault investigation involving youth

Charges laid in sexual assault investigation involving youth

Police have laid charges following a sexual assault investigation in West Perth that involved a youth.

Perth County OPP began an investigation on January 1 into a report of an alleged sexual assault. Police say the investigation revealed that the victim was allegedly sexually assaulted over a period of time between June 2022 and January 2023. The accused and the victim were known to each other. A 38-year-old from West Perth is now facing charges of Sexual Assault on a Person Under 16 years of age, Sexual Interference, and Sexual Invitation to Sexual Touching under 16 years of age.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Victims of sexual assault/domestic violence are not alone. If you, or someone you know, is in need of support, there are local resources available to help. One organization you can contact is Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth at 1-866-376-9852.

If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.

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