Wellington North man faces 12 charges related to sexual assault of minors

WELLINGTON NORTH – Police have arrested a local man on 12 charges related to the sexual assault of two minors.

Wellington County OPP officials, aided by the OPP Crime Unit, recently conducted an investigation into several incidents involving a man and two victims under 16 years of age.

“The accused and victims were known to each other,” police stated in a May 20 press release.

A 26-year-old man from Wellington North was charged with four counts each of: sexual interference, sexual exploitation and sexual assault on a person under 16.

He is to appear in Guelph court at a later date.

“Victims of sexual assault are not alone,” police stated in a press release.

“If you need support or know someone that does, there are local resources available to help.”

Police note female victims can call 1-866-863-0511 or visit the Assaulted Women’s Helpline website.

Male survivors of sexual assault can call 1-866-887-0015.

The information will remain anonymous and confidential, police add, noting anyone in an immediate crisis can dial 9-1-1.