(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) – The Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit investigated a historical sexual assault. The investigation commenced in October 2016. Through the course of the investigation, it has been determined that between December 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007, alleged sexual related offences against a minor took place at a residence on Sykes Street North in the Municipality of Meaford.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, a warrant was issued for the arrest of 45-year old David William BENSON, of no fixed address. BENSON, formerly of Meaford, is charged with sexual assault and invitation to sexual touching – person under the age of fourteen years.

On August 23, 2017, David William BENSON, was arrested in the city of Toronto by members of the OPP West Region Support Unit and turned over to members of the Grey County OPP Crime Unit. A bail hearing was scheduled for August 24, 2017 in Owen Sound.