Breaking News – Joint Investigation Results in Arrest of Michael Orleck Who Is Facing Numerous Charges

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Joint Investigation leads to arrest of Baltimore male for sexual offences

Date: May 30, 2024

In a coordinated effort, the Port Hope Police and Cobourg Police Service have concluded a joint investigation resulting in the arrest of 31-year-old Michael Orleck of Baltimore, Ontario. The arrest was carried out by the Criminal Investigative Branch of both police services.

Michael Orleck has been charged with the following nine offenses under the Criminal Code:

  1. Sexual Interference** (Section 151)
  2. Sexual Exploitation** (Section 153(1)(a))
  3. Abduction of a Person Under 14 – Take or Entice** (Section 281(a))
  4. Sexual Assault (Section 271)
  5. Make Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Person Under 18 yrs of age (Section 171.1(1)(a)
  6. Fail to Comply with Probation Order (Section 733.1(1)) X 2
  7. Disobey Court Order (Section 127) X 2

The Port Hope Police are seeking the assistance of the public and local school personnel. If there have been any instances of suspicious activity involving parents or unknown individuals requesting students to be excused from school, we urge you to contact an investigating officer immediately. Additionally, we are seeking information regarding any suspicious activity involving a male in a white or red pick-up truck attempting to communicate with youth, loitering, or exhibiting stalking behavior.

Michael Orleck has a criminal history, including a conviction for Criminal Harassment on May 16, 2023, with the Cobourg Police Service. He is also currently under a release order from November 17, 2023, for the following offenses:

  1. Criminal Harassment – Repeat** (Section 264(2)(a))
  2. Criminal Harassment – Beset** (Section 264(2)(c))
  3. Fail to Comply with Probation** (Section 733.1(1)) – two counts

We appreciate the community’s support and cooperation in ensuring the safety and well-being of all individuals. Any information, no matter how small, can be crucial in our investigation. Please contact the Port Hope Police or Cobourg Police Service with any relevant information.

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

Has been a photojournalist for over 30-years and have been honoured to win numerous awards for photography and writing over the years. Best selling author for the book Highway of Heroes - True Patriot Love

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