M’Chigeeng man charged with 12 counts of sexual assault

M’CHIGEENG–On October 21, 2014, the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service commenced an investigation into a series of alleged sexual assaults that occurred over a period of five years on the M’Chigeeng First Nation.

As a result of their investigation, a 52year-old male of M’Chigeeng First Nation is charged with the 12 counts of sexual assault contrary to section 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused was released on a recognizance of bail with conditions on September 30, 2016 with a court date set for October 18, 2016 at Gore Bay Provincial Court.

Victims of sexual abuse are not alone. If you have been sexually abused or know of someone that is, there are local resources here to help. You can visit the Victim Services website at www.victimservicesontario.ca.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance and asking anyone with information about this crime or any other crimes to call the UCCM Police at 1-888-377-7135, or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.