Adult female assaulted by stranger on Trail

On Wednesday, October 12th at approximately 6:50pm police responded to a report of an assault that had just occurred on a community trail near Trillium Drive.

The adult female victim was walking alone on the trail when she was confronted and assaulted by a male who is not known to her. A struggle followed and the victim broke free and ran to a nearby street and called police.

Officers quickly attended the area and located the suspect nearby and placed him under arrest.

A 25 year old Port Elgin man has been charged with:

  1. Sexual Assault
  2. Criminal Harassment – watch and beset

The accused was held for a bail hearing and released by the court on October 13th.

If any person has information concerning this investigation please call 519-832-2500, or make a report anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477)