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Man charged with sexual assault in Belleville identified by police

Belleville police released a photo of a truck belonging to a man who allegedly kidnapped and tried to sexually assault a teenage girl.
Belleville police released a photo of a truck belonging to a man who allegedly kidnapped and tried to sexually assault a teenage girl. Belleville Police

According to Belleville police, a 74-year-old Belleville man was charged with sex-related crimes due to an investigation started on May 24.

On Monday, Belleville police released the name of the man, Thomas Michael Boyle, who allegedly kidnapped a teenage girl. Police say Boyle offered the girl a ride from an east-end location and brought her to a secluded Thurlow Township location.

He then allegedly confined the teen and attempted to sexually assault her. According to police, the girl was able to escape and flag down a passing vehicle.

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Police say a number of tips received from the public helped the investigation.

Boyle is charged with sexual assault, sexual interference and forcible confinement.

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Belleville police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact Det.-Sgt. Pat Kellar of the Criminal Investigations Branch at 613-966-0882 Ex 2328 or pkellar@police.belleville.on.ca

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