Cape Breton man facing slew of sex-related charges

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Police say 49-year-old Gordon Wallen Richard was arrested on May 12. (Shannon VanRaes/Reuters - image credit)
Police say 49-year-old Gordon Wallen Richard was arrested on May 12. (Shannon VanRaes/Reuters - image credit)

A man from St. Peter's, N.S., is facing 19 sex-related charges following a months-long investigation.

The RCMP in Cape Breton say officers received a report on Dec. 11 from a woman who said she was sexually assaulted when she was a teenager between 2012 and 2015.

Police say 49-year-old Gordon Wallen Richard was arrested on May 12.

The charges he faces are as follows:

  • Seven counts of sexual exploitation of a young person.

  • Five counts of sexual assault.

  • Five counts of sexual interference.

  • Two counts of invitation to sexual touching.

Richard was released on a number of conditions and is scheduled to appear in Port Hawkesbury provincial court on July 26.

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