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Sexual Assault - Charges laid in historical case in Welland

Posted on Friday January 11, 2019
In August of 2018, members of the Niagara Regional Police Service Sexual Assault Unit entered into an investigation involving allegations of historical sexual assault between September and October of 2004 in the City of Welland.
As a result of the investigation; on January 10, 2019 an arrest was made in relation to the assault on a then 17 year old male.
53 year old Robert Edward Austin Anderson is facing the alleged charges of:
- Sexual Assault Section 271 of the Criminal Code
- Sexual Exploitation Section 153(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
Anderson was held in custody pending a bail hearing on January 11, 2019 at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in the city of St Catharines.
Investigators believe that there may be additional victims who have not yet come forward.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sexual Assault Unit at (905) 688-4111, Option 4 Ext. 5100

Incident Number: 18-85316
Submitted By: Stephanie Sabourin
Approved By: Stephanie Sabourin

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