Charges laid following incident at the ROC

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Investigators with the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit – Sexual Assault Section have arrested and charged a 15-year-old male in connection with a sexual assault against a child in the Town of Georgina.

On Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at approximately 1:05 p.m., York Regional Police responded to a ski resort located at 26479 Civic Centre Rd. in the Town of Georgina, for a report of a sexual assault. Officers learned that a 10-year-old boy had gone into the public washroom and a male had touched him. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.

Through the investigation, officers identified the suspect and on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, the suspect was arrested and has been charged.

CHARGED:

  • A 15-year-old male from the City of Toronto

 

CHARGES:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Interference

 

A sexual assault includes any non-consensual contact of a sexual nature. York Regional Police would like to encourage anyone who feels they may have been a victim of a sexual assault to come forward and report the incident to police. There is no statute of limitations for sexual offences and offenders can be prosecuted well after the date of the offence.

If you are the survivor of sexual assault, you can report the incident online if:

  • You are not in danger
  • The person who assaulted you is not present
  • There is no evidence present that may be collected by police (blood, semen, saliva, etc.). Evidence can be collected for up to 12 days after the sexual assault has occurred
  • You have access to a private email address, to which the suspect does not have access 

Use the following link for more information and to make an online report:

https://www.yrp.ca/en/Online-Reporting.asp

Anyone with information is asked to call the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit – Sexual Assault Section at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7071, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at 1800222tips.com.

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