Harriston man charged in two sexual assaults

WELLINGTON NORTH – A Harriston man has been charged with two counts of sexual assault in separate incidents just three days apart.

Wellington County OPP officials say police received two reports – one on June 15 and another on June 18 – of victims being sexually assaulted in Wellington North by someone not known to them.

“Investigators determined that the same person had been involved in both incidents,” police stated in a June 22 press release.

Aarron Dias, 19, of Harriston, was charged with two counts of sexual assault and is to appear in Guelph court on Aug. 8.

Anyone with information can contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. To remain anonymous contact Guelph Wellington Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The OPP noted anyone needing support following a sexual assault can access the following resources:

  • 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.