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Palmerston Pervert Alert – Michael Bradley HURST Sexual Assault X10

(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) – In November of 2020, Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) uniform and Crime Unit members commenced an investigation into a report of a series of historical sexual assaults and other sex-related offences which occurred in multiple jurisdictions between 2003 and 2020.

The Wellington County OPP has further charged Michael Bradley HURST, 43-years-old of Palmerston with 10 counts of Sexual Assault contrary to the Criminal Code.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Guelph at a later date.

Investigators believe that there may be additional victims and any person with information regarding this ongoing investigation is asked to contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

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, including Victim Services of Wellington County which can be reached at 519-824-1212. As well, a toll free call can be placed to the Assaulted Women’s Helpline www.awhl.org/home at 1-866-863-0511 or Male Survivors of Sexual Assault at 1-866-887-0015 where your information will remain anonymous and confidential.

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

27 replies on “Palmerston Pervert Alert – Michael Bradley HURST Sexual Assault X10”

This perverts wife is Carrie Hurst who is the DIRECTOR of North Wellington Health Care. It’s beyond me that she has covered for her husband for this long. Hopefully NWHC make an investigation on her for being part of this.

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Okay, so what inside information do you have that she covered for her husband?. It is possible that she never knew what is going on, so unless you have proof that she knew, please do not try to destroy her life. Her husband, and believe me when I say this, he deserves to put away for a very long time, if and when he is found guilty, but why drag her into this unless you have rock solid proof that she know and never turned him in. And no I do not know either of these people, I have never, ever met them. Thank you.

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We was arrested for 6 counts in January she stayed by his side. Now arrested for an additional 10, and she bails him out. If my husband was charged with 16! Sexual assaults I sure as hell wouldn’t be living all happy family with him! Initially I did feel terrible for her as I thought she was a victim in this as well, but her response to these charges is gross and deserves judgement. It sure doesn’t look good from the outside

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Agree! Let’s also think about the vulnerable people he had contact with while on the volunteer fire dept. and hockey association! Anyone who allowed this pervert to actively participate in the community should also be held accountable. Anyone in a position of “power” such as his boss (McPhail’s of Harriston) who did not report or investigate any allegations should also be charged! This is clearly NOT an isolated incident. Please continue to update the community about this case – he WAS released!

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I agree, silence only benefits the abuser. How was someone like this allowed to be part of the volunteer fire dept., hockey association (Palmerston 81’s) and work with the public at McPhails? Anyone of his colleagues or superiors who knew about any of these incidents and did not report them should also be charged!
Please continue to follow this case and inform the community. He was released and the community need to know about it!

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This pervert has belonged to the volunteer Palmerston Fire Dept. for years! Many of the men on the force know of his behaviour, yet turned a blind eye. Maybe an investigation on the Fire Chief, his wife and the Palmerston Hockey Association is in order. Who lets someone like this actively participate in the community?

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He shouldn’t be out on bail! Is 16 counts of sexual assault not enough to deem him a danger to society?! Why is the community not enraged about this? Everyone needs to start supporting these women survivors and stop protecting this scum.

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How was this pervert allowed to be a volunteer fire fighter? He worked at McPhail’s and was a part of the 81’s hockey association. If anyone in these organizations/business knew of these situations and did not report them, they should also be liable! How is there not a large investigation going on here? How was he released on bail!?
Please continue to inform the community because he is clearly a repeat offender and the community should be informed.

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Okay, so what kind of sex abuse has he been charged with> Was it against children or people of legal age. I mean both are bad enough but if its against children, then yeah he should be in jail to await trial. More facts need to be released, and he needs to be tried in a court of law, and not the court of public opinion. Anyone know exactly what he has been accused of?

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WTF I’m glad i don’t live in mount forest!! It doesn’t matter whether its kids or not, your opinion is strongly suggesting that only if its with kids he should be accountable. So if its sexual assault with legal age he should be tried differently? Sexual assault is sexual assault no matter what the age.

He should be prisoned and let boys in jail take a run at rapping him for his entire sentence. #nolube and all knowing parties should be held accountable for condoning and not reporting any of the 16 counts.

“historical sexual assaults’ and other sex-related offences which occurred in multiple jurisdictions between 2003 and 2020.”

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To the “Mount Forest Resident”, I understand that the term sexual assault is vague. What we do know is that Mike Hurst is being charged with 16 accounts of sexual assault (at the moment). This means, there are 16 people who have come forward with enough evidence to provide a case.
No ONE should be touched in a sexual manner without consent!
The fact that you are even saying such a comment is EXACTLY why victims of sexual assault do NOT come forward!
The only reason “why” society lists this horrendous crime as sexual assault – no one wants to know what Mike Hurst really did to people! Let’s bury our heads in the sand some more – you are right on one point.
Call it what it is – RAPE!

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One way or the other, he will do serious time in a prison surrounded by other convicts , that I am sure will make his time there very unpleasant , unless he is placed in protective custody, so only time will tell how bad his time will be.

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“This means, there are 16 people who have come forward with enough evidence to provide a case.”
Nope – it means that there 16 instances of assault….could be 1 person assaulted 16 times or 2 people each assaulted 8 times – the interations – while not endless – are much higher than simply 16 people each assaulted once…..and let’s not the very tenet of Canadian justice that is enshrined in our Charter – “In Canada, section 11(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states: “Any person charged with an offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law in a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal”.

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WTF I’m glad i don’t live in mount forest!! It doesn’t matter whether its kids or not, your opinion is strongly suggesting that only if its with kids he should be accountable. So if its sexual assault with legal age he should be tried differently? Sexual assault is sexual assault no matter what the age.

He should be prisoned and let boys in jail take a run at rapping him for his entire sentence. #nolube and all knowing parties should be held accountable for condoning and not reporting any of the 16 counts.

“historical sexual assaults’ and other sex-related offences which occurred in multiple jurisdictions between 2003 and 2020.”

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Hey fuck tards, stop trying to drag innocent people into this. Due process is an important part of the law, that everyone should be afforded.
The fucking fire Chief!!!? You must be joking?? How about we let the justice system do its job and keep our opinions to ourselves. You assholes that want everyone canceled, are what’s wrong with this world.

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I want sex offenders and pedophiles cancelled! Not sorry about that at all.
When someone joins a volunteer organization that works with vulnerable people, they need to be held accountable for their actions and protect those in need. It is the job of the fire chief to over see his crew. If he knew (just like anyone else), that these types of situations were happening – yes he should be held accountable! Just like anyone else! This is a case of someone within the community who had influence, sexual assaulting people. Yes, this should be thoroughly investigated because he has 22 sex related charges against him! This mentality of “boys will be boys”, “look at her skirt, she wanted it”, “he just grabbed her ass”, etc. is disgusting! If the fellow fire firefighters do not know of these situations – then they have nothing to worry about. Just like his boss at McPhails, or buddies with the Palmerston 81s. However, I highly doubt that is the case. Time will tell because more people keep coming forward speaking the truth about these vile situations. One last thing… do you think the justice system has the victims in mind when they let this POS out on bail? He has another 10 charges laid against him after it was first brought up! A repeat offender (which he clearly is!) should not be let out on bail! #ourjusticesystemisbroken

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Yeah, you’re right. Maybe we should round up every person that’s ever known him (how far back should we go, pre school teachers, minor sports coaches, Sunday school youth pastor?) and gas them all. Do we get rid of these people’s off spring, as well? I mean they might be guilty by association too.
This is why we aren’t supposed to judge. Because the majority of us don’t know what the fuck we are talking about.
So, again, maybe we should mind are own business, and let the legal process sort it out. (With facts, not feelings)

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No sane person would sexually assault multiple women within the surrounding community in which they live, yet here we are! Personally, I think it is ludicrous that anyone would stand up for this man upon know anything about this case or him. Why do you think guys in the community like him so much and women try to avoid him? Let me be very clear – most guys love a good story. Well now we know some of them are based on sexual assault and rape. Many women try to avoid him because …. he is a creep!
Anyone who has been told a story that sounded odd or you believe is related to one of the now 22 sexual assault charges, please report it to police! I think that is what the person who called out various organizations was getting at. We know what Mike Hurst is capable of so as a community, if you know something, set it right for the victims. Support the victims in this case because there are multiple!

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Let’s be honest people. The fire chief and all the 81 buddys didn’t just nick name him smutty for no reason. The rumours are out and there is a lot of cover ups happening

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A man is innocent until proven guilty…..and don’t persecute his wife without reason,she doesn’t deserve that crap! and sixteen counts does not mean sixteen women, potentially there is alot less acussers…..with more complaints…….

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I’ve never read so many closed minded comments in my life. Whatever happened in to innocent until proven guilty? Do any of you have personal knowledge? I thought not!

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