Belwood man charged with sexual assault

GUELPH/ERAMOSA – A Belwood man has been charged with sexual assault following an incident here earlier this month.

Wellington County OPP officials say that on July 9 at about 4:45am they received a report of a sexual assault that occurred in a vehicle on Wellington Road 29 in Guelph/Eramosa.

Abdul Waheed Najem, 51, of Belwood, was charged with sexual assault and is to appear in Guelph court on Sept. 3.

Police are reminding victims of sexual assault that they are not alone.

“A toll-free call can be placed to the Assaulted Women’s Helpline at 1-866-863-0511,” police stated.

“Or male survivors of sexual assault at 1-866-887-0015 where your information will remain anonymous and confidential.

“If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.”