January 17, 2023 10:25am
Perth County OPP have laid charges following an investigation into an historic domestic and sexual assault.
Police began an investigation on January 11 and learned of alleged historical domestic incidents occurring within the Municipality of North Perth. Investigators determined the victim was assaulted in October of 2022 by the alleged abuser.
The victim did not sustain any serious injuries. As a result, police have arrested and charged a 31-year-old from North Perth with Assault Cause Bodily Harm – Choke, suffocate or strangle, two counts of Uttering Threats – Cause death or Bodily Harm, Domestic Mischief, Sexual Assault and four counts of Unauthorized possession of a Firearm.
The accused was held for 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.