(Bonfield, ON) – On August 29, 2017, the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a sexual assault that had occurred in the 1980’s in the Township of Bonfield. 

The North Bay OPP Crime Unit conducted an investigation into the allegations. 

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As a result of the investigation, Joseph BEDARD, age 60, of Bonfield, has been charged with the following:

  •  Sexual Intercourse with Female Under Fourteen contrary to section 146.1 of the Criminal Code;
  • Sexual Assault X 2 contrary to section 246.1 of the Criminal Code and;
  • Breaking, Entering and Committing contrary to section 306.1(b) of the Criminal Code. 

The accused was released on a Recognizance of Bail on October 25, 2017, with conditions, to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay On November 7, 2017.