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Moonbeam man, 73, faces sexual assault charges

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KAPUSKASING - On March 20, 2020, members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a sexual assault in the Town of Moonbeam. The OPP James Bay Detachments' crime unit assisted in this investigation.

As a result of the investigation, Ghislain Plourdei, age 73, of Moonbeam has been charged with the following:

  • Sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age contrary to section 271 of the Criminal Code (CC) and,
  • Sexual interference contrary to section 151 of the CC.

The accused is being held for a bail hearing.

Victims of sexual assault are not alone. If you need support or know someone that does, there are local resources available to help. You can visit the Kapuskasing Counselling Services website at  If you are in immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.

If you have any further information about this crime or any other crime please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).