Guelph man charged with sexual assault in incidents at group home

ERIN – A Guelph man is charged with sexual assault following two alleged incidents involving an employee at a group home here.

Wellington County OPP officials say that on Feb. 3, a female employee at the home, located on the 1st Line in Erin, told police she was sexually assaulted on two separate occasions by a co-worker in the fall of 2019.

Robert Doug Root, 51, of Guelph, was charged with two counts of sexual assault and is to appear in Guelph court on March 13.

Police are asking anyone with information about this investigation to contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at Tip providers may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.