Wednesday November 1, 2017 – Peterborough man charged following historical sexual assault investigation

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 31 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 1 at 8 a.m.) 92

Sexual Assault Arrest:
A Peterborough man has been charged with sexual assault and sexual interference following a historical sexual assault investigation.

In October 2017 police received information regarding a historical sexual assault. It was reported that in December of 2004 the accused, now a 48-year-old man, assaulted the victim, his niece, while at a Peterborough residence. The victim was under 16 years of age at the time of the incident.

As a result of the investigation on October 31, 2017 the accused was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age
  • Sexual interference with a person under 16 years of age

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on October 31, 2017.

The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim in this familial incident.

Robbery:
The Peterborough Police Service is investigating following a Tuesday morning robbery.

On October 31, 2017 at approximately 10 a.m. the male victim was walking in the area of George Street and Parkhill Road when he was approached by the male suspect asking if he wanted to purchase an item of winter clothing. When the male took out his wallet to pay for the item the suspect assaulted the victim and stole his wallet. Police were called and officers were dispatched to the area. EMS also attended to provide treatment to the victim’s injuries, which appear minor in nature.

The suspect is described as follows:

  • Male
  • Medium black skin tone
  • 5’11” to 6’0
  • Thin build
  • Short black hair
  • No facial hair
  • Approximately 20 to 30 years old
  • Accent
  • Wearing black and green jacket, black pants, black baseball cap and a black backpack

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Crime Stoppers

Domestic Assault Arrest:
A 22-year-old Lakefield man is facing charges including domestic assault following an investigation.

The accused and the victim, a woman in her 20’s, were in a previous domestic relationship. In late October 2017 it was reported to police that while they were in a relationship the accused assaulted the victim in July and August of 2017 and threatened her in September of 2017.

On November 1, 2017 police attended a Lakefield residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault X2 and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Nov. 1).

The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim in this domestic-based incident.