East Algoma OPP – Charges Laid in Historical Assault

On July 29, 2020, shortly after 7:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a disturbance in the Town of Blind River. It was reported that a person was intoxicated yelling and using profanity. During the course of the investigation into the disturbance, it was disclosed to police that a sexual assault had occurred some 30 years ago.


As a result of the investigation, a 55 year old, from Blind River, was charged with:

  • Sexual Interference, contrary to section 151 of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Sexual Assault on a Person Under 16 years of age, contrary to section 271 of the CC;
  • Criminal Harassment-repeatedly follow, repeatedly communicate with, watch and beset, threatening conduct, contrary to section 264(1) of the CC; and with
  • Causing a Disturbance, contrary to section 175 of the CC.


The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on October 1, 2020.