In late September of 2022, Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) 1 District – St. Catharines / Thorold uniform officers attended an address in St. Catharines regarding a report of a sexual assault.
The female victim in her 50s was treated at a local hospital for her injuries. The victim and suspect were acquaintances.
As a result of the initial investigation detectives from the NRPS Sexual Assault Unit were assigned. Their investigation led them to form grounds for the arrest of the suspect.
On October 6, 2022, the suspect was located and arrested in St. Catharines.
Cameron Allan Kirkness (46 years) of St. Catharines has been charged with the criminal offences of:
Sexual Assault Assault
Kirkness is being held in custody for a video bail hearing to be held October 7, 2022, at the Robert S. K. Welch courthouse in St. Catharines.
Detectives have reason to suspect there may be more victims. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009450.
Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.
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