Belleville, Ontario – In early February 2015, the Criminal Investigations Branch began an investigation into an allegation of historical sexual assault. The offence occurred between the years 1996-2000 in the City of Belleville. The victim was between 14-18 years of age at the time of the assault.
On March 19th 2015, 60 year old Trenton, Ontario resident Eric Harold Watkins was arrested and charged with sexual assault. He was released from custody with conditions; his court appearance is schedule for April 16th 2015 at Provincial Court Belleville.
Police continue to investigate this crime and will not release any further details at this time.
Anyone with information on this crime or similar incident is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Brad Lentini of the Criminal Investigations Branch at (613)966-0882 Ext 2224 or Quinte Crime Stoppers.