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Male Charged After Investigation into Historical Sexual Assaults Involving a Young Person

Male Charged After Investigation into Historical Sexual Assaults Involving a Young Person
October 2nd, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Crimes Against Persons Unit, in conjunction with the Ontario Provincial Police, began an investigation after receiving a report of historical sexual assaults involving a young person.  The investigation, to date, has revealed two victims who were youths at the time of the incidents.

On Friday, September 29th, 2017 the accused, 64-year-old Steven Thomas VINCER of Barrie, was charged with Gross Indecency and Sexual Assault.  It is believed the incidents occurred during the time the accused was employed as a teacher at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Angus between 1975 and 2017. 

Police are appealing to public as it is believed there may be additional victims and possible witnesses to these or other not-yet reported incidents.

Detectives are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact DC J Storey of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2942 or email at jstorey@barriepolice.ca. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Occurrence #: RM17001776

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180