Historical sexual assault in Grenville

GRENVILLE COUNTY – A local man is facing sex-related charges in connection to an alleged assault nearly 30 years ago.

Grenville County O.P.P. started an investigation earlier this year after a man was reported to have been the victim of sexual assault.

Acting Sergeant Angie Atkinson told Brockville Newswatch the victim was under the age of 18 at the time the sexual offences that are said to have happened between 1986 and 1987.

In order to protect the victim’s identity, Atkinson would only say the act happened somewhere in Grenville County.

Robert Farnsworth, 49, of Merrickville-Wolford was arrested yesterday and charged with one count of sexual assault and one county of gross indecency.

He will appear in a Brockville court today (Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016) for a bail hearing.

“It is never too late to report a sexual assault to police,” local O.P.P. said in a news release.

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