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Howard BEAN Facing Sexual Assault Charge

(PERTH EAST, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit has laid charges after a historical sexual assault investigation in the Township of Perth East.

The charges arise from events that took place during 2001, the accused was in a position of authority and the victim was a teenager.  

Police have arrested and charged Howard BEAN, a 72-year-old of East Zorra-Tavistock Township with:

–      Sexual Assault on a Person Under 16 years of age

–      Sexual Interference

The accused 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.