North Grenville man charged with sexual assault

KEMPTVILLE – A North Grenville man has been charged after an alleged sexual assault against a woman.

Grenville County O.P.P. were called Friday (Jan. 4) and arrested the 40-year-old suspect on Saturday (Sat. 5).

He is facing three counts of sexual assault, one count of common assault and one count of criminal harassment for repeated communication with the victim.

The man’s name is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim. “Obviously, we have to protect them (the victim) if they’re coming forward. It’s quite tough going,” Const. Ann Collins told Brockville Newswatch.

The victim and accused knew each other and the alleged assaults had happened recently. “It’s not been very long…it’s like the previous year,” Collins explained.

The accused was released after his arrest and will appear in a Brockville court Jan. 25.

O.P.P. remind you that it’s never too late to report a sexual assault to police. The North Grenville O.P.P. detachment number is 613-258-3441.

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