Pembroke man, 86, charged with sexual offences


Police have charged an 86-year-old Pembroke man with sexual offences dating back over the past 60 years and more.

Police said Monday morning that in June 2020, the Crime Unit of the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began investigating after a complaint was received regarding the inappropriate sexual conduct of a lifelong Pembroke resident.

So far six victims have been identified and, as a result, an 86-year-old man has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age – two counts
  • Indecent assault on a female – three counts
  • Sexual interference – two counts
  • Sexual assault – three counts
  • Rape
  • Invitation to sexual touching under 16 years of age
  • Sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 14 years.

Police say the offences took place between the 1950’s and 2020 in the Renfrew County area.

The accused has been released to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on October 6, 2020. The name of the accused is being withheld to protect the identity of the victims.

If you or someone you know is living in or involved in an abusive relationship help is available. Contact Bernadette McCann House 24/7 for support, advice or the safety of a shelter at 1-800-267-4930.

The Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County is also available 24/7 for information and support at 1-800-663-3060. You could also attend the emergency department of any hospital in Renfrew County and ask to speak to a member of the Assault Response Team.

Victim Services of Renfrew County is also available to provide emotional and practical assistance to people who have experienced domestic violence. They can be reached at 613-649-2852 or toll free at 1-877-568-5730.

In emergencies call 9-1-1.

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