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Teen from Smooth Rock Falls accused of sexual assault

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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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ENGLEHART - On Jan. 24, 2021, members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) commenced an investigation into a sexual assault.

The alleged incidents occurred in January 2021 involving two separate incidents in the Town of Englehart.  

Further investigation revealed that the accused was also wanted on an outstanding warrant. 

A 19-year-old resident of Smooth Rock Falls, has been arrested and charged with:

  • Sexual assault, contrary to section 271 of the Criminal Code (CC) (three counts), and
  • Sexual interference, contrary to section 151 of the CC (two counts).

The accused was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date in the City of Temiskaming Shores.

The OPP will not be releasing the name of the accused in order to protect the identity of the victim.  

Victims of sexual assault are not alone. If you need support or know someone that does, there are local resources here to help. You can visit the Victim Services of Temiskaming & District website at http://www.tdvictimservices.ca/ for assistance. A toll free call can also be placed to the Assaulted Women's Helpline at 1-866-863-0511 where your information will remain anonymous and confidential. If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.  

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