17 Year old charged with sexual assault

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(SPANISH, ON) – On January 11, 2017, members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the East Algoma Crime Unit and the Espanola Crime Unit began an investigation of a sexual assault involving a 17 year old male and a 13 year old female in the Town of Spanish.

As a result of the investigation a 17 year old male from Sables-Spanish Rivers Township was arrested on January 14, 2017 and charged with:

* Sexual Interference with a Person Under 16 years of age, contrary to section 151 of the Criminal Code (CC); and
* Sexual Assault, contrary to section 271 of the CC.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on February 16, 2017.