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Sex assault, theft charges laid in separate incidents at Wayhome music festival

Arcade Fire take the main stage at WayHome Music and Arts perform for fans on Saturday, July 23, 2016.
Arcade Fire take the main stage at WayHome Music and Arts perform for fans on Saturday, July 23, 2016. The Canadian Press / WayHome Music & Arts Festival

ORO-MEDONTE, Ont. – Ontario Provincial Police say two men have been charged in separate incidents at the Wayhome music festival in Oro-Medonte, Ont., north of Toronto.

Police say they were called 38 times during the three-day festival, which started last Friday.

Investigators say the first arrest is related to an alleged theft, though they don’t specify what was reportedly taken.

They say a 20-year-old Brampton man is charged with possession of property obtained by crime.

Police later arrested a 20-year-old Oakville man and charged him with sexual assault.

There was a police presence throughout the festival, which saw thousands camping at the site.

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