Nov 20, 2010

CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES, ON, Nov. 20 /CNW/ - The City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), under the direction of Detective Inspector Colleen McCormick of the OPP's Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) has made an arrest in the investigation into the serious assault on a 4-year-old female which occurred on Monday October 18, 2010 at the Woodville Arena.

A 17-year-old male youth has been arrested and is facing the following charges:

1)     Aggravated Sexual Assault
2)     Aggravated Assault
3)     Forcible Confinement
4)     Abduction

Contrary to the Criminal Code.

The identity of the youth cannot be released under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).

The youth is being held for a bail hearing and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay, Ontario on Thursday November 25, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. to answer to the charges.

The court has issued a publication ban in relation to these proceedings and therefore we will be unable to release any further information.

The OPP would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in this case.

The OPP is also reminding the public to be aware of their personal safety and that of their children at all times. The public is encouraged to visit the OPP's website, www.opp.ca, which contains a number of useful resources, tips and links to this subject.

For further information:

Provincial Constable Victoria Fisher #10783
Phone: 705-324-6741
E-mail:  vicky.fisher@ontario.ca