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OPP charge youth minister in Wingham with sexual assault, sex-related offences

WINGHAM , Ont. — Police say they’ve arrested a youth minister in Wingham, Ont., and charged him with sexual assault and other sex-related offences.

Huron County OPP say they arrested the 29-year-old man on Thursday.

They say he worked as a youth ministry director for a church in Wingham and was also the youth director for a faith-based program.

He’s facing seven counts of sexual assault and seven counts of sexual exploitation.

Police say the charges are related to alleged incidents that took place this year involving a teenaged victim.

The accused remains in custody with a future court date in Goderich, Ont.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 14, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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