Members of the Bracebridge Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Muskoka Crime Unit have charged a Gravenhurst resident with sexual assault.
In August 2023, Bracebridge OPP received information reporting a sexual assault had occurred in a taxi near a commercial area in Gravenhurst on July 28, 2023. An occupant of the taxi is alleged to have been sexually assaulted by the driver.
As a result of the investigation assisted by the Muskoka Crime Unit, on August 10, 2023, Mark SETHI, 57 years of age, of Gravenhurst, was arrested and charged with sexual assault.
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge, on September 19, 2023, to answer to the charge.
Anyone who has any information about this, or a similar incident, is asked to call Bracebridge OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
There is no statute of limitations on sexual offences and a report can be made to police at any time, regardless of how much time has passed. You can report a sexual assault by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 9-1-1 in an emergency. If you do not want to make a report to police or need time and support to make that decision, there are community partners available to help. Ontario 211 provides information on Ontario’s community, social, health-related and government services. Simply call 2-1-1 or visit 211ontario.ca for more information.
You can also find local resources and support by searching your location on the Victim Services Directory at http://services.findhelp.ca/ovss/ or contact the Rape Coalition of Ontario at https://sexualassaultsupport.ca/.
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