Prince Edward County resident charged with sexual assault

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The Prince Edward County (PEC) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a resident of the county with sexual assault, according to a press release from the OPP issued on Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2024.

The OPP said that, following the report of a sexual assault on Tuesday, Jun. 11, 2024, “officers conducted an investigation and made an arrest later that day.”

The arrested individual, 37-year-old Jake Stevens of PEC, has been charged with:

  • Sexual assault
  • Theft under $5,000
  • Failure to comply with a probation order

None of the charges have been tried in court.

Stevens was held in custody for a bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton. The outcome of that bail hearing is unknown, as the OPP did not provide that information.

“The OPP will not release any further details in order to protect the identity of the victim,” police stated.

The following is a message from the PEC OPP:

Victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault are not alone. Contact the Three Oaks Foundation’s 24/7 Crisis Line at 613-966-3074 or toll free at 1-800-267-0533. If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.

Quinte Health’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program (DVSARP) is a team of specially trained nurses that respond 24/7 to all four Quinte Health hospitals. For URGENT treatment, please go to one of Quinte Health Emergency Departments or call 613-969-7400, dial 0, and ask for a DVSARP nurse to be paged.

Victim Services of Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox & Addington Counties is also available to provide emotional and practical assistance to people who have experienced intimate partner violence. They can be reached at 613-771-1767 or toll free at 1-866-680-9972.

Again, in an emergency, call 9-1-1.

This article was first published by Quinteist.

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