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Midland man charged in historic sexual assault of a minor

Police received information about a sexual assault of a minor that took place between 1994 and 1996 in Lake of Bays Township
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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HUNTSVILLE - Members of the Huntsville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Muskoka Crime Unit have charged a Midland resident with historical sexual offences against a minor.

In July 2021, police received information about a sexual assault of a minor that took place between 1994 and 1996 in Lake of Bays Township.

As a result of the investigation, on Oct. 11, 2021, Ronald ‘Ron’ Comber, 71 years of age of Midland, was arrested and charged with the following offences contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada (CC):
    •    sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age, CC s.271 - three counts
    •    sexual interference, CC s.151 - three counts
    •    invitation to sexual touching under 16 years of age, CC s.152

The accused is being held in custody pending a bail hearing today.

Investigators believe there may be more victims. If you believe you may have been a victim or have any information, please call the Huntsville OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Victims of sexual assault are encouraged to contact Muskoka Victim Services at 1-844-762-9945 for immediate emotional and practical assistance.

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