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North Bay man faces over 20 charges after domestic dispute

A 43-year-old North Bay man is facing 21 charges including sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, and two counts of forcible confinement.

North Bay Police say they received a report of a domestic assault on October 3.

The accused and the victim were allegedly in a relationship but did not reside together.

Police say the female victim attended the accused’s residence on October 3 to collect some property. Once inside, the accused allegedly accosted the victim, assaulting her and subsequently sexually assaulting her. She left and contacted police.

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She said that she had been subjected to multiple incidents of assaultive behaviour by the accused over previous weeks.

He was arrested at his residence shortly after 12 am on Sunday. After getting a search warrant, Police entered the accused Galt Street residence where they seized:

  • Two flick knives;
  • Two semi-automatic .22 caliber long rifles
  • One 12-gauge shotgun
  • Ammunition for the firearms
  • One conducted energy device (CED)
  • 73.3 grams of suspected cocaine.

The man was charged with:

  • Two counts of Sexual Assault;
  • Two counts of Assault Causing Bodily Harm;
  • One Count of Sexual Assault with a Weapon;
  • One Count of Pointing a Weapon;
  • One Count of Uttering Threats;
  • Two Counts of Forcible Confinement;
  • Three Counts of Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance;
  • Seven Counts of Possession of a Weapon Contrary to a Prohibition Order
  • One Count of Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon
  • One Count of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

He remains in custody pending a bail hearing at the North Bay Courthouse.

“Our number one concern is public safety,” said North Bay Police Community Safety Coordinator John Schultz. “If we get someone out of a relationship like that where they don’t feel safe, that’s a success for us. To get them away and get them healing so they can continue on.”

Police say If you or someone you know is in an emergency situation requiring immediate police assistance, call 911. If you are a victim of domestic assault and do not feel ready to report the crime to police, help is available.

Victim Services of Nipissing District provides free and confidential short-term crisis support to victims of crime, tragic circumstance and disaster. For more information, call 705-472-2649.

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