Greater Sudbury police have charged a 61-year-old local man with three counts of sexual assault and one charge of uttering threats to cause bodily harm or death.
The charges stem from two separate complaints submitted to police in September 2022 from two alleged survivors of sexual assault involving the same man.
They reported that he was in a position of power and authority when the attacks took place, between January and September of 2022.
“Due to the sensitive nature of the incidents and to protect the survivors’ identities, no further details will be provided,” police said in a news release issued on Jan. 24.
The suspect was arrested and charged on Dec. 19, 2022, according to the release, and was later released on an undertaking with a court date of March 1 to answer to the charges.
Based on their investigation, police believe there are concerns there may be other victims. Anyone with information related to these suspected incidents or the suspect are asked to contact police at 705-675-9171 ext. 2310.
Those who have experienced a sexual assault have various options for reporting them to police when they are ready to do so.
People in the midst of an emergency, immediate danger, in need of medical assistance, or the person responsible is nearby, are encouraged to phone 911 immediately.
Those reporting a sexual assault after the fact and do not believe they require immediate assistance can phone police at 705-675-9171 or report it online through the online reporting option on our website gsps.ca. Under the “Reporting” heading, complaintants can 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,” a GSPS media release said. “We want to provide you with the assistance, resources and support that you require.”