Two men charged in Alexandria sexual assault case

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

ALEXANDRIA – Two men from North Glengarry and Cornwall have been arrested following a provincial police investigation into historical sexual assaults.

SD&G O.P.P. say the charges were the result of an ongoing investigation into sexual assaults that are said to have taken place between 1992 and 1995 involving two boys.

The assaults allegedly happened at two homes in Alexandria.

A 56-year-old man from North Glengarry was arrested on Wednesday last week (Jan. 18) and charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual interference with a person under the age of 14.

The next day (Jan. 19), a 41-year-old Cornwall man was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of uttering threats.

SD&G O.P.P. Const. Joel Doiron told Cornwall Newswatch there is a “family connection” between one of the accused and the alleged victims while the other is an acquaintance.

Police did not release the names of those charged in order to protect the victim’s identity.

Doiron said there is no danger to the public as this was an isolated incident.

Police believe there are no other victims but “we can never say for sure,” Doiron said.

Both men will appear in an Alexandria court on Mar. 8.