Police Investigate Sexual Assaults at Music Festival


On Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 2:10 a.m., members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police and the Manitoulin-Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a report of a female with injuries at the Country Fest Fairgrounds in Little Current, Ontario.

The investigation has since revealed that a female in attendance at the music festival was walking back to her campsite when she was assaulted by an unknown male. She was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

While police were investigating the initial incident they received a second complaint at the fairgrounds regarding an assault on another female.

Police believe the two events are linked and are seeking to identify one suspect described as:

• Male
• Thin Build
• Approximately 5’11”
• Approximately 19 years old
• Dark Hair, Short on sides and longer on top

The investigation is on-going at this time with the assistance of the Manitoulin OPP Crime Unit. Any person with information regarding these events are being asked to please contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.