Man charged for historical sexual assaults in North Grenville

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PRESCOTT — A man has been charged in connection with past sexual offences after two women recently came forward to police about incidents that happened when they were teenagers.

The two victims were 14 to 15 years old at the time of the alleged offences occurring between 2008 and 2011, according to the Grenville County OPP. The detachment’s Crime Unit launched an investigation into the women’s complaints on March 29.

Grenville County OPP report that Ryan Hartman was charged on April 17. He faces two counts of sexual assault; two counts of sexual interference; and a charge of adult invitation to sexual touching under 16 years of age.

The accused was held for bail court in Brockville.

The detachment emphasizes that victims of sexual assault are “not alone. If you need support or know someone that does, there are local resources available to help. A toll free call can also be placed to the Assaulted Women’s Helpline at 1-866-863-0511 where your information will remain anonymous and confidential. If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.”

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