Man charged in sexual assault at Delhi pool last year

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A 33-year-old man from Jamaica has been charged with sexually assaulting two youths at a Delhi swimming pond last year.

The accused faces two charges each of sexual interference and sexual assault of a person under 16.

The charges stem from an incident that allegedly took place almost a year ago near a pond on Williams Street in Delhi.

Police say the accused approached two girls sitting by the pond around 7 p.m. on May 27, 2021, and starting talking with them before allegedly sexually assaulting them.

The nearly year-long investigation led officers from the OPP’s repeat offender parole enforcement (ROPE) unit to arrest the 33-year-old Jamaican citizen, who is in custody pending a court date in Simcoe.

“The ROPE unit was involved due to the outstanding warrant for the accused surrounding this investigation,” acting Sgt. Ed Sanchuk, OPP spokesperson, said in an email to The Spectator, while declining to comment on the reasons behind the length of the investigation.

“Each individual investigation is unique and brings with it its own complexities,” Sanchuk said.

As for the circumstances of the accused’s presence in Canada, Sanchuk said the police did not have that information.

J.P. Antonacci, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Hamilton Spectator

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