(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.