Centre Wellington man charged in sexual assaults of minor

CENTRE WELLINGTON – A local man faces six charges in relation to the sexual assault of a minor in several incidents over the last nine months.

On June 14, Wellington County OPP officials announced police have laid charges following an investigation that began earlier this month.

“The incidents occurred between September 2023 and June 2024 at a home in Centre Wellington,” police stated in a press release.

A 30-year-old man from Centre Wellington was charged with:

  • three counts of sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age;
  • two counts of sexual interference; and
  • invitation to sexual touching with a person under 16.

The man was held for a bail hearing.

OPP spokesperson Josh Cunningham told the Advertiser the accused is not being identified in order to protect the identity of the victim.

Anyone with information can contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip at csgw.tips. Tip providers may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

“Victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault are not alone,” police stated in the press release.

“If you or someone you know needs support, there are local resources listed below that are available to help”:

  • Victim Services Wellington, 519-824-1212;
  • Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence Care and Treatment Centre, 519-837-6440; and
  • Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, 519-836-1110 or 1-800-265-7233.