Belleville, Ontario - Sex Assault Charges ?xml:namespace>
A joint investigation by the Highland Shores Children’s Aid and the Belleville Police Service into alleged abuse of a female under the age of 16 has resulted in criminal charges against a 51-year old Belleville man. Police state the abuse allegedly occurred between May of 2013 and March of this year. The man has been charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, and sexual exploitation. His name is not being released in order to protect the identity of the victim. The man will appear in Provincial Court in Belleville next month. Anyone who may have knowledge on this matter is asked to contact Detective-Sergeant Brad Lentini at: 613-966-0882 ext: 2224, or Crimestoppers.