Historical Sexual Assault Investigation Leads to 19 Charges

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(COCHRANE, ON) – One person has been charged for multiple offences after a historical sexual assault investigation. On November 24, 2023, members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began an investigation into a historical sexual assault which occurred in the Town of Cochrane.

On November 26, 2023, an arrest was made and a search warrant was executed in Cochrane.

As a result of the investigation a 39-year-old from Cochrane was charged with the following: Sexual Interference Invitation to sexual touching under 16 years of age Incest Administer noxious thing Assault Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order (three counts) Careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition (two counts) Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm (two counts) Traffick a schedule I substance – Methylenedioxyamphetamine (Ecstasy) Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – methamphetamine (two counts) Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – opioid Cruelty to animals – unnecessary pain, suffering or injury (two counts)

The accused remains in custody following a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cochrane.

The OPP will not release names to protect the identity of the victims. Victims of sexual assault are not alone.

If you need support or know someone that does, there are local resources here to help. You can call Victim Services aux victimes (VCAO) who services the communities of Hearst, Kapuskasing, Smooth Rock Falls and Cochrane on their crisis line at 1-877-264-4208. If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.

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