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Sexual assault investigation leads to 15 charges against former Blind River resident

60-year-old Kim Shanahan now resides in Sault Ste. Marie
11-07-18 OPP Stock
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BLIND RIVER - On Nov. 29, 2018, members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment commenced an investigation into a historical sexual assault that occurred between Jan. 1, 1985 and Dec. 31, 2014.

As a result of the investigation, Kim Shanahan, 60 years of age from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., (formerly of Blind River, Ont.), has been charged with:

  • Sexual interference (x5), contrary to section 151 of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age (x5), contrary to section 271 of the CC;
  • Invitation of sexual touching under 16 years of age, contrary to section 152 of the CC;
  • Sexual assault (x3), contrary to section 246.1 of the CC; and with
  • Sexual assault, contrary to section 271 of the CC

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River, Ont. on Feb. 14, 2019.

Police are attempting to identify any other possible victims of similar crimes. Anyone with information is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).