Fort Erie man charged with sexual assault

Police

Niagara Regional Police arrested and charged a 37 year old Fort Erie man with assault and sexual assault.

Police said its sexual assault unit investigated an incident from Tuesday night and made the arrest on Wednesday.

Richard Brant faces was charged with assault, sexual assault, overcome resistance by attempting to suffocate, forcible confinement and utter threats.

Police said the accused and victim in the incident are known to each other.

Brant was held for a bail hearing on May 7th.