HUNTSVILLE — A Midland man was being held for a bail hearing today charged in a case of historical sex offences involving a minor in Lake of Bays Township.
Provincial police at Huntsville and the Muskoka Crime Unit say that in July 2021, police received information about a sexual assault of a minor that took place between 1994 and 1996 in Lake of Bays Township.
As a result of an investigation, on Oct. 11, 2021, Ronald “Ron” Comber, 71, of Midland, was arrested and charged with the following offences contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada (CC):
Sexual Assault on a Person under 16 years of age, CC s.271 – three counts
Sexual Interference, CC s.151 – three counts
Invitation to Sexual Touching under 16 years of age, CC s.152
Comber was held in custody pending today’s bail hearing.
Police investigators believe there may be more victims.
They ask the public that if anyone believes they may have been a victim or have any information about this case, to please call the Huntsville OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Victims of sexual assault are encouraged to contact Muskoka Victim Services at 1-844-762-9945 for immediate emotional and practical assistance.