A Greater Sudbury man is facing sexual assault charges for incidents involving two people under the age of 16.
Greater Sudbury Police reported today that they received two separate complaints — one in September 2022 and the other in March 2023 — involving the same man. The complainants were both under the age of 16 at the time of the complaints.
On May 11, detectives from the Major Sex Crimes Section of the GSPS Criminal Investigation Division arrested and charged a 58-year-old Greater Sudbury man with six offences:
- Sexual Assault x2
- Sexual Interference x2
- Invitation to Sexual Touching Under 16 Years of Age
- Make Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Person Under 16 Years of Age
- After a May 12 bail court appearance, the man was remanded into custody pending a May 16 court date.
GSPS said the investigation led officers to suspect the man may have assaulted more people.
Anyone with information related to this incident or this individual is asked to contact GSPS Detective Constable Rainville at 705-675-9171, extension 2301.
“If you have experienced a sexual assault, you have various options for reporting the incident(s) to police when you are ready to do so,” the police added. “In the case of an emergency, if you are in danger or need medical assistance or if the incident just took place/the person responsible is nearby, please call 911 immediately.
“If you are reporting a sexual assault after the fact and you do not believe that you require immediate assistance, you can call police at 705-675-9171 or you can report it online through the online reporting option on our website GSPS.ca. Under the ‘Reporting’ heading you will find a page dedicated to sexual assault reporting with additional information including a Sexual Assault Survivors Guide. We know that this is a very difficult time for survivors and we want to provide you with the assistance, resources and support that you require.”
None of the allegations have been tested in court and the accused is considered innocent unless proven guilty.