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Police arrest 'suspicious male' in Valley East

Greater Sudbury Police Service has arrested a 46-year-old Valley East man they allege is responsible for complaints of a "suspicious male" who was accosting females in the community at the end of April.
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The Greater Sudbury Police Service is attempting to locate a vehicle and driver that were involved in a hit and run on Feb. 26. File photo.

Greater Sudbury Police Service has arrested a 46-year-old Valley East man they allege is responsible for complaints of a "suspicious male" who was accosting females in the community at the end of April.

Police received complaints between April 28 and April 30 about the behaviour of a man approaching females at various times of day. GSPS reported that no one was harmed in the incidents, but the man's alleged behaviour was such that an investigation was launched.

Six incidents were reported to police, GSPS said.

The man, who was not named by police, was arrested May 7 and charged with two counts of invitation to sexual touching; two counts of communicating to obtain sexual services from a child; two counts of indecent exposure; and six counts of criminal harassment.

He will be held in custody for a bail hearing.

Original story

Sudbury police are asking Valley East residents, and especially women, to be vigilant after several reports of a suspicious male who has approached females at various times of day in the area.

The male has been spotted driving a light-coloured sports utility/cross-over style vehicle.

Although no persons have been injured, officers are concerned about the man’s behaviour.

Detectives with the Greater Sudbury Polices Service's criminal investigations division are actively investigating these incidents.

At this time, police remind members of the public, especially females, to be aware of their surroundings. If approached by a male under similar circumstances, individuals should use caution, depart from the area immediately to a place of safety and contact police.

If you have any information, the Greater Sudbury Police Service is requesting your assistance. Please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers.




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