A 68-year-old local man has been charged in relation to sexually assaulting his adult granddaughter.

On October 19, 2017 police began investigating the accused for sexually assaulting the victim on two separate occasions. The incidents occurred after the accused invited the victim to move into a basement apartment at his residence in mid-September 2017. Detectives learned that both incidents occurred when the accused entered the victims living area and on the second occasion the victim struck the accused and left the residence for good.

On November 8, 2017 the accused turned himself in at police headquarters and was later released on conditions with a future court date.

The accused was charged with two counts of sexual assault.