Charges laid in historical sexual assault case in Welland

NRP LogoNiagara Regional Police Service press release – In August of 2018, members of the Niagara Regional Police Service Sexual Assault Unit entered into an investigation involving allegations of historical sexual assault between September and October of 2004 in the City of Welland.

As a result of the investigation; on Jan. 10/2019, an arrest was made in relation to the assault on a then 17-year-old male.

53-year-old Robert Edward Austin Anderson is facing the alleged charges of:
– Sexual Assault Section 271 of the Criminal Code
– Sexual Exploitation Section 153(1)(a) of the Criminal Code

Anderson was held in custody pending a bail hearing on Jan. 11/2019.

Investigators believe that there may be additional victims who have not yet come forward. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sexual Assault Unit at (905) 688-4111, Option 4 Ext. 5100



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