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Male Arrested and Charged in Sexual Assault

Male Arrested and Charged in Sexual Assault
November 10th, 2018 - Police & the Community

(Update) November 30, 2018 - The Barrie Police Service has laid several charges in relation to a sexual assault which took place in the City of Barrie.

On Friday, November 9, 2018, just before 3:00 p.m., police responded to a report of a sexual assault which occurred in a wooded area between Red Oak Drive and Farmstead Crescent. Police immediately responded to the area and a female victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Following the release of the composite sketch, a second incident was reported to police. This incident occurred on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m., in the area of Ardagh Road and Eaglestone Lane. The victim did not sustain any physical injuries.

Through further investigation, it had been determined that the same male had been responsible for both assaults. On Thursday, November 29, 2018, Detectives from the Crimes Against Person Unit arrested and charged a 39-year-old Barrie man. He has been charged with Sexual Interference, Sexual Assault, and Sexual Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

The accused appeared in a Barrie Court of Justice for a bail hearing on Friday morning and has been remanded into custody.

The investigation conducted by the Crimes Against Person Unit utilized numerous resources within the Barrie Police Service. Investigators would like to thank the public and local media for their assistance.

A court-imposed Publication Ban has been implemented and no further information can be released at this time.

Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Occurrence: BA18056385

 


 

Composite Sketch of Suspect Released and Dedicated Tip Line Established
(Update) - November 15, 2018 - 
The investigation into a serious assault that was reported to the Barrie Police on Friday, November 9, 2018, just before 3:00 p.m., remains ongoing and police can now confirm that the assault was sexual in nature.

Police have also established a dedicated tip line and anyone with information is strongly encouraged to contact the Barrie Police Service.

A composite sketch of the suspect who is believed to have carried out this violent attack is also now available (see below for the image) and investigators are hopeful that the release of this sketch will assist in the identification and arrest of the person responsible.

The Barrie Police Service again reminds the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times and when possible, refrain from entering secluded and poorly lit areas alone.

Further details and updates will only be provided as the investigation permits.

Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Occurrence: BA18056385


Barrie Police Investigating Serious Assault

The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a serious assault was reported in the City of Barrie.

On Friday, November 9, 2018, just before 3:00 p.m., police responded to a report of a serious assault that occurred northeast of a local secondary school in a wooded area between Red Oak Drive and Farmstead Crescent. Uniform officers immediately responded to the area where a female victim was located and taken to a local hospital for what are described as serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation has utilized resources from within the Barrie Police Service which include the Tactical Support Unit, Canine Unit, Forensic Identification Unit, Community Response Unit, Investigative Services and the Crimes Against Person Unit. A thorough search of the area where the assault is believed to have taken place has been conducted, however at present, the person responsible remains outstanding.

From the investigation which remains ongoing by the Crimes Against Person Unit, detectives have determined that the person who is believed to be responsible for this assault is described as:

  • Male,white, approximately 40 years old, thin hollow face with a medium build and a beard.
  • Wearing a blue or black with white plaid shirt, either dark blue or black coloured cargo pants and a blue beanie style hat.

Anyone with information with regards to this serious assault is asked to contact Detective Constable Thisdelle of the Barrie Police Service Crimes Against Person Unit at 705-725-7025, ext. 2935, by email at vthisdelle@barriepolice.ca,  by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.

Further details and updates will only be provided as the investigation permits.

The Barrie Police Service reminds the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times and when possible, refrain from entering secluded and poorly lit areas alone.

Prepared by: Peter Leon
                      Corporate Communications Coordinator

Occurrence: BA18056385