On December 2, 2015, the St. Thomas Police Criminal Investigations Branch became involved in an investigation after receiving an allegation of a sexual assault. It was alleged that on two separate occasions the accused touched the 11 year old female victim inappropriately.
Through investigation and with the assistance of the Centre of Forensic Sciences, On January 18, 2016, a 38 year-old St. Thomas man has been arrested and charged. He faces charges of Sexual Assault – person under 16 X2, Sexual Interference – person under 16 X2, and Invitation to Sexual Touching. He was held pending a bail hearing. The victim and the accused were known to each other.