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14 October 2011 - Sex Assault/Arson ArrestWarning - this news article expired on 2011-11-14. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Further to the Sex Assault Media Release from 8 August, 2011.

Total of 5 Arrests in Sexual Assault Investigation

Belleville, Ontario ? On August 6, 2011, at 1:35 a.m. police responded to a sexual assault in the area of Catherine and Octavia Streets. The victim was approached by a group of males. A short time later the victim was taken to a rear yard of a neighbourhood home where she was sexually assaulted.

The victim was taken to Belleville General Hospital were she received medical treatment before being released.

The victim provided detailed descriptions of the 6 male suspects. Investigation of this incident by detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division, to date has resulted in the following 5 arrests:

  • a 17 year old Belleville male on 13 September, 2011, for one count each of Gang Sex Assault, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Robbery and Breach of Probation. This male is scheduled to appear in Youth Court on 1 November, 2011.
  • a 17 year old Belleville male on 14 September, 2011, for one count each of Gang Sex Assault, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Robbery and Breach of Probation. This male is scheduled to appear in Youth Court on 1 November, 2011.
  • a 14 year old Tyendinaga Township male on 15 September, 2011 for one count each of Gang Sex Assault, Aggravated Sexual Assault and Robbery. This male is scheduled to appear in Youth Court on 18 October, 2011.
  • a 15 year old Trenton male on 16 September, 2011 for one count each of Gang Sex Assault, Aggravated Sexual Assault and Robbery and Breach of Probation. This male is scheduled to appear in Youth Court on 18 October, 2011.
  • a 17 year old Eldorado male on 16 September, 2011 for one count each of Gang Sex Assault, Aggravated Sexual Assault and Robbery and Breach of Probation. This male is scheduled to appear in Youth Court on 18 October, 2011.

The Youth Criminal Justice Act protects the identity of persons under 18 years of age that are charged with a criminal offence.

This investigation is ongoing.

Arson ? ARREST

Belleville, Ontario ? On 23 September, 2011 at 9:38 p.m. police responded to a deliberately set fire on Catherine Street. The fire involved a suspect setting a couch and garbage on fire.

On 24 September, 2011 at 10:15 p.m., police responded to a deliberately set couch fire at the same Catherine Street residence.

On 25 September, 2011 at 7:08 a.m., police responded to a deliberately set vehicle fire at a residence on Catherine Street.

On 28 September, 2011 at 10:47 p.m., police again responded to a deliberately set couch fire at the same residence on Catherine Street.

On 2 October, 2011 at 10:11 p.m., police responded to a deliberately set vehicle fire at a different residence on Catherine Street.

As a result of an ongoing investigation on October 4, 2011 police arrested and charged a 49 year old Belleville male with one count of Arson. Further this same male has been charged with additional 4 counts of Arson and one count of Breach of Probation.

Gordon Card (49 years) of Belleville will appear in bail court on 14 October, 2011.

Police are continuing to investigate the recent incidents of Arson and are requesting that anyone with information in relation to these incidents is asked to call Belleville Police Service at 613 966-0882 or Crime Stoppers at 613 969-8477.