Elliot Lake Assault still under investigation


The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the North East Region Crime Unit, under the direction of Detective Inspector Mark Zulinski of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), with the assistance of investigators from the Sûreté du Québec Police, are continuing their investigation relating to a female who was assaulted on November 1, 2015 in Elliot Lake, Ontario.

As a result of the investigation, on March 31, 2017, 26 year old Derek ROBERTSON, who is from Elliot Lake, was arrested and subsequently charged with:

Sexual Assault, contrary to section 271of the Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm, contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the CC
Disguise with Intent, contrary to section 351(2) of the CC
Fail to Comply with Conditions of Undertaking, contrary to section 145 (5.1) of the CC

He is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on April 5, 2017.

The OPP is asking for assistance from the public in this investigation. Anyone who has information about this assault is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.tipsubmit.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.



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