March 11, 2015 11:09 pm
Updated: March 12, 2015 6:24 pm

OPP investigating alleged sexual assaults at party near Cobourg, Ont.

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COBOURG, Ont. – Police are investigating an incident of a “sensitive nature” that occurred at a house party last weekend near Cobourg, Ont., involving a number of alleged victims and a number of suspects between the ages of 16 and 18 years old.

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Ontario Provincial Police have said little about the investigation, only that it began Monday after they received a tip and further information will be provided after a thorough investigation.

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The Ontario Junior Hockey League said it is aware of an investigation involving players from one of its teams, the Cobourg Cougars.

“We have been in contact with the team and will fully co-operate with the authorities in their investigation,” the league wrote on its website.

The league said it is taking the allegations “very seriously” and will not comment further.

The Cobourg Cougars organization could not be reached for comment Wednesday, but wrote on its Twitter account:

OPP spokeswoman Sgt. Kelly Daniels said the investigation is ongoing and no charges have been laid.

“This is a major incident that is being handled by our criminal investigation branch led by Det. Insp. James Smyth,” said Daniels.

Daniels said police are monitoring social media for comments made during and after the party, but wouldn’t specify details.

Through its Twitter account, the team said the hashtag #consentisoverrated making the rounds on social media was never used by its players or staff and they find it “profoundly wrong and unacceptable.”

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