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Predator Alert: 17 Year Old Sexually Assaulted & Sent To Hospital – Joshua James KIRKPATRICK Arrested

(PERTH EAST, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged a suspect after a sexual assault.

On Friday, April 16 2021, just after 11:00 p.m., the Perth County OPP received a report of a sexual assault that had just occurred on Road 125, south of Line 36. The victim and accused had met on an online dating application, and were in a vehicle at the time the assault occurred.

The 17-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

As a result, Joshua James KIRKPATRICK, 20, of Tillsonburg, has been charged with:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Assault
  • Uttering Threats – Cause Death or Bodily Harm

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.