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Charges laid in The Nation sexual assault case

Ten charges in total were laid in a case of sexual assault in The Nation Municipality. — archive photo
Ten charges in total were laid in a case of sexual assault in The Nation Municipality.
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Following investigation, the Russell County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have laid charges in a sexual assault case.

Shortly after 10:45 p.m. on September 9, Russell County OPP officers responded to a sexual assault complaint in The Nation Municipality. During the investigation, it was determined that a physical altercation occurred between an adult and a youth.

A 43-year-old individual from The Nation was charged with three counts each of sexual assault of a minor, sexual interference, and sexual exploitation, as well as two counts of inviting a minor to sexual touching.

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), the identity of the accused cannot be released in order to protect the identity of the victim.

Police advise anyone who has been or thinks they may have been a victim of sexual assault to contact the Victim Services of Prescott-Russell at http://svsprescottrussell.ca for assistance or call the Assaulted Women’s Helpline toll-free at 1-866-863-0511. For an emergency situation call 911.