Former Pete charged with sexual assault

Peterborough, ON, Canada / (CHEXTV)
Former Pete charged with sexual assault

A former player with the Peterborough Petes is facing a sexual assault charge.
Police say it stems from an alleged incident at a downtown nightclub last month.
Mark Giunta reports.

The alleged incident is said to have taken place at a downtown nightclub late last month.
Peterborough Police say a female in her late teens filed a sexual assault complaint.

Lauren Gilchrist – Peterborough Police:
“After the reported assault, the accused was identified. On August 12th, the accused attended the Peterborough Police station where he was placed under arrest.”

21-year-old Michael Giugovaz of Brampton is charged with sexual assault.
Giugovaz is a former goaltender for the Peterborough Petes.
He played here from 2012 until 2014, when he was traded away to Belleville.

The Peterborough Petes have been working closely with the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre for the last two years.
The program offers Petes Players education, training and support…

Sonya Vellenga – KSAC
“Sometimes with power, comes this false sense of entitlement with relationships. This is what we want to address with young sports teams.”

Sonya Vellenga of the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre says those conversations have been successful.

“We’ve engaged in discussion of who they are as men. How they can contribute to a safer community. It has been well received by the Petes.”

We reached out the to the Petes for comment.
They declined.
Saying Giugovaz was not affiliated with the Petes.
Giugovaz will be in court on September 8th.

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