(COUNTY OF WELLINGTON, ON) - In early July, 2020 the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit commenced an investigation into a report of a series of historical sexual assaults and other sex-related offences that occurred in the Town of Erin and the Township of Centre Wellington over a seven year period between 2007 and 2014.
The victim at the time was a minor and the accused and the victim were known to each other.
The Wellington County OPP Crime Unit has charged 60-year-old Steven Bobbie BROOK of the Town of Erin with the following Criminal Code offences:
Sexual Assault on a Person Under 16 Years of Age
Invitation to Sexual Touching on a Person Under 16 Years of Age
Administering Noxious Thing
Possession of Child Pornography
Make Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Person Under 14 Years of Age
The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice - Guelph on September 29, 2020 to answer to the charges.
Any person with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.
Victims of sexual assault are not alone. If you or someone you know is in need of support, there are local resources available to help. One such resource is Victim Services of Wellington County and they can be reached at 519-824-1212.