(MASSEY, ON) –  On June 29, 2018, members of the Manitoulin-Espanola Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment received a report of a sexual assault of a young person. The accused individual is not a stranger to the family and the incidents have been occurring over a period of time.As a result of a police investigation, Cecil NORONHA, age 66, from Sables-Spanish Rivers Township, Ontario has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Sexual Assault on a Person Under Sixteen Years of Age, contrary to section 271;
  • Sexual Interference, contrary to section 151; and with
  • Uttering Threats – Cause Death or Bodily Harm, contrary to section 264.1(1)(a).

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on September 17, 2018.Any person with information about these incidents should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000. Victims of Sexual assaults are not alone. If you have been sexually assaulted or know someone who has, there are local resources to help you. You can visit the Manitoulin Family Resources website at for assistance. A toll free call can also be placed to the Assaulted Women’s Helpline at 1-966-863-0511 where your information will remain anonymous and confidential. If you are in an immediate crisis, please dial 9-1-1.– 30 –Contact: Provincial Constable Marie Ford              Community Safety Officer / Media Officer Phone:  705-368-2200Email: @OPP_NER or @PPO_Nordest