(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) - A recent criminal investigation conducted by Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) uniform members and Crime Unit has resulted in sexual assault and another sex-related offence being laid against a Wellington North Township resident.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred in July, 2020 involving a teen-aged victim.
Wellington County OPP has charged David RATCLIFFE, 59-years-old of Wellington North Township with Sexual Assault on a Person Under 16 Years of Age and Sexual Interference contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice - Guelph at a future date to answer to the charges.
Victims of sexual assault are not alone. If you need support or know someone that does, there are local resources available to help. A toll free call can be placed to the Assaulted Women's Helpline www.awhl.org/home at 1-866-863-0511 or Male Survivors of Sexual Assault at 1-866-887-0015 where your information will remain anonymous and confidential.
If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.