Man accused of sexually assaulting granddaughter

Peterborough, ON, Canada / (CHEXTV)

A North Kawartha Township man is facing sexual assault charges following an investigation involving his granddaughter.

In December 2016 it was reported to police that while at a Peterborough residence, a 64-year-old man sexually assaulted his granddaughter who is under 16 years of age.

On January 9, the man attended the Peterborough Police Station where, as a result of the investigation, he was placed under arrest.

He is charged with the following:

• Sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age
• Sexual interference with a person under 16 years of age

He was held in custody and appeared in court on January 9.  The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim.

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