71 year old charged for domestic violence

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sault police

On January 21st, 2018 officers with the Patrol Services Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service arrested a 71 year old male from Sault Ste. Marie as a result of a domestic violence incident.

It is alleged that in November of 2017 the accused forcibly confined a female victim to a residence, and assaulted her when she tried to leave.  Later, on January 20th, 2018 the accused pushed the victim to a bed and sexual assaulted her.  On January 21st, 2018 the accused dragged the victim by the hair into a residence and then assaulted her each time she tried to leave.

Police were contacted and the accused was taken into custody.  He has been charged with 2 counts of assault, 2 counts of forcible confinement and one count of sexual assault.

He was held for bail court.