Between January 31 and March 13, 2019, officers from the Russell County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit arrested four males from the same family on sexual related offences. Alleged incidents date to between 1974 and 1991.

A 58 year-old male from Ottawa, Ontario was charged with:

• Indecent Assault on Female YPC 149;

• Indecent Assault on Female CC 149 and

• Sexual Assault CC 246.1

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal on April 10, 2019.

A 62 year-old male from Rockland, Ontario was charged with:

• Indecent Assault on Female CC 149

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal on April 3, 2019.

A 67 year-old male from Ottawa, Ontario was charged with:

• Indecent Assault on Female CC 149 (Two counts);

• Sexual Assault CC 246.1 (Four counts);

• Sexual Interference CC 151 (Two counts);

• Sexual Exploitation CC 153 (Two counts);

• Sexual Intercourse with Step-Daughter or Female Employee CC 153 and

• Sexual Intercourse with a Female under 14 years of age CC 146

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal on April 24, 2019.

A 57 year-old male from Rockland, Ontario was charged with:

• Sexual Intercourse with Female under Fourteen Years CC 146;

• Sexual Assault CC 246.1 and

• Indecent Assault on Female CC 149

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal on May 8, 2019.

The identities of the accused cannot be released in order to protect the identities of the victims. Some of the accused are also protected under the terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) due to the historic nature of the allegations.

Victims of sexual assault are not alone. If you need support or know someone that does, there are local resources available to help. You can visit the Victim Services of Prescott-Russell at http://svsprescottrussell.ca for assistance. A toll free call can also be placed to the Assaulted Women’s Helpline at 1-866-863-0511 where your information will remain anonymous and confidential. If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.