Northumberland OPP – Trent Hills Man Charged in Historical Sexual Offence

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The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit have charged an individual in relation to a historical sexual offence.

On February 21, 2024, the victim contacted police to report a sexual assault that occurred during the period of October to November 2023. At that time, an investigation into the allegations began.

On March 5, 2024, members from the Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), Northumberland and Peterborough Crime Units executed a warrant at a residential address on County Road 38 in the Municipality of Trent Hills.

As a result, a 44-year-old male from the Municipality of Trent Hills, was arrested and charged with:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Intimidation – use or threatens use of violence.

The name of the individual is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

The accused was held for bail to appear before the Ontario Court of J ustice.

Anyone who has any information about this, or a similar incident, is asked to call the Northumberland OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

There is no stature of limitations on sexual offences and a report can be made to police at any time, regardless of how much time has passed. If you do not wish to make a report to police or need more time and support to make that decision, there are community partners available to help. Ontario 211 provides information on Ontario’s community, social and health related government services. Simply call 2-1-1 or visit 211ontario.ca for more information.

Pete Fisher
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