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Belleville man charged after alleged inappropriate behaviour toward employee in Port Hope

Photo via OPP

In a Jan. 9 media release, OPP say that on Dec. 9, 2023, the Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a complaint regarding an alleged attempted sexual assault in Port Hope.

OPP officers spoke with the complainant, who said their boss had offered them a ride home after completing their shift at work.

“While on route, their boss consumed alcohol and then made an inappropriate request and attempted to touch them,” OPP state in the release.

The complainant asked for the vehicle to be stopped so they could get out, but reported that instead the accused sped up, making the complainant fear for their safety.

“The complainant threatened to call police and the accused then stopped and allowed them to get out,” the release continues.

The complainant then called a friend who took them to speak with police.

On Jan. 8, 2024, the Northumberland OPP Crime Unit made an arrest.

A 43-year-old male from Belleville was charged with:

  • Intimidation – use or threatens use of violence.

OPP did not name the suspect.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg at a future date.

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident, is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477 or leave an anonymous online message at www.stopcrimehere.ca.

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