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Child Sexually Assaulted – 17 Year Old Facing Child Porn & Sexual Assault Charges

(WEST PERTH, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have laid multiple charges in relation to a domestic including sexual assault on a young person that occurred in the Municipality of West Perth and Central Huron.

On January 11, 2023, police began an investigation into allegations of a historical assault and sexual assault that occurred in Huron County and Perth County between July 2020 and July 2021. The victim sustained minor injuries.

As a result, a 17-year-old of Central Huron was arrested and charged with:

–      Assault

–      Criminal Harassment – repeatedly communicate

–      Sexual Assault on a Person Under 16 years of age (2 counts)

–      Makes, Prints, Publishes or Poss for the Purpose of Publication any Child Pornography

–      Imports, Distributes, Sells or Poss for the Purpose of Distribution or Sale any Child Pornography

–      Voyeurism

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.

Victims of sexual assault are not alone. If you or someone you know is in need of support, there are local resources available to help. One organization you can contact is Victim Services of Perth County, they can be reached at (519) 600-4108.

If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.