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Arrest Made in Ongoing Sexual Assault Investigations

Arrest Made in Ongoing Sexual Assault Investigations
January 10th, 2019 - Police & the Community

(Update)  - January 12, 2019 – Earlier this week, the Barrie Police Service received two separate reports from victims who had reported being sexually assaulted in the east end of the city.  From the initial investigations, it was determined that both of these occurrences were likely carried out by the same person.

As a result of an ongoing investigation that has been conducted by the Barrie Police Service Crimes Against Persons Unit, last night, an arrest was made. A 20-year old male, who currently resides in the City of Barrie has been charged with two counts of Sexual Assault and is scheduled to appear for a video remand later today.

The Barrie Police Service wish to thank the public for their assistance in this matter and remind citizens to always be aware of their personal safety at all times and where possible, to travel with a friend and utilize well-travelled and property lit areas.


The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after two sexual assaults were recently reported in the east end of the City of Barrie.

On Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at approximately 6:50 p.m., a female was walking on a pathway which is located at the north end of Cheltenham Road when she was sexually assaulted.

The second incident occurred on Monday January 7, 2019, at approximately 3:10 p.m. In this case, the victim was walking on a pathway on Dunsmore Lane, when she too was sexually assaulted.

The Barrie Police Service Crimes Against Persons Unit has been investigating these incidents and it is strongly believed that the same person is responsible for both of the sexual assaults.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, detectives are attempting to locate an individual who is described as: 

  • Male, South Asian approximately 20 years old, 5’8 to 5’10 with a large build. He has dark short hair and is unshaven.  

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.

Anyone with information or who may have residential video surveillance is asked to contact Barrie Police Crimes Against Persons Unit at 705-725-7025, ext. 2931 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.

Prepared by: Peter Leon
                     Corporate Communications Coordinator

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