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Ottawa police charge Kanata masseur with sexual assault, fraud

The headquarters of the Ottawa Police Service.
The headquarters of the Ottawa Police Service. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

A 53-year-old Ottawa masseur is facing sexual assault and fraud charges after a woman submitted a complaint earlier this month, the local police service says.

Ottawa police didn’t share many details in a brief news release Wednesday morning, but said the accused man practised massage in his home in Kanata, a west-end suburb, and sexual assault investigators probing the case are concerned there could be other victims.

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The criminal charges police have laid against the man include two counts of sexual assault, false pretense under $5,000 and uttering a forged document, according to the release.

The man is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

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Investigators urge anyone with information that could help police to call 613-236-1222 ext. 5760 or e-mail mcm@ottawapolice.ca.

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Police say anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers or through the Ottawa police app.