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Perth County OPP charge Tillsonburg man in sex assault investigation

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FILE. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Perth County OPP say a man from Tillsonburg is facing charges in connection with an incident Friday night northwest of Stratford involving a suspect and victim who met on an online dating application.

Police say they “received a report of a sexual assault that had just occurred” just after 11 p.m. Friday inside a vehicle on Road 125 south of Line 36.

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According to police, a 17-year-old victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A Tillsonburg man, 20, has been charged with sexual assault, assault and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

Police ask anyone with information to contact them or Crime Stoppers.

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Read more: Suspect sought in sexual assault deemed a hate crime in Hamilton, police say

If you believe you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual violence, the province offers online information here.

Additional information, community resources and support are also available here

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