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Toronto man facing sexual assault charges

The Peterborough-Lakefield police released information pertaining to an alleged sexual assault after a 22-year-old man made a report about an assault that had happened one to two years ago. According to the young man, the sexual assault was committed by a man from Toronto. This man is now facing sexual assault charges.

According to the 22-year-old alleged victim, he was assaulted at a Peterborough home. He says that the sexual assault occurred sometime between November 2011 and December 2012. He accused a man that he knew from the Peterborough home of committing this crime. The man reported the incident on March 31, 2013. The 66-year-old man is facing charges of sexual assault and breach of recognizance for not keeping the peace and also for allegedly not being of good behavior. He is currently in custody and has appeared in court twice.

Individuals who are charged with the offence of a sex crime may face a variety of charges, such as statutory rape, sexual assault, attempted rape, sexual harassment, solicitation of a minor, indecent exposure or child sexual abuse. These crimes pose significant long-term consequences, including the possibility of a long prison sentence and being placed on a sex offender registry. When a person faces charges regarding criminal sexual conduct or allegations of sexual assault, he or she may seek advice from a criminal defense lawyer.

A criminal defense lawyer may be able to help a person who is facing serious charges, such as charges for sexual assault. He or she may ask the prosecuting authorities to evaluate the criminal history of the defendant because more favorable terms may be available for a first-time offender than for a repeat offender. He or she may also be able to conduct an independent investigation into the charges to determine if there is reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime.

Source: myKawartha.com, "Toronto man charged after sexual assault at Peterborough home", May 30, 2013

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