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Halifax man charged in historic sexual assault investigation

Halifax man charged in historic sexual assault investigation

Members of the Sexual Assault Investigative Team of the Integrated Criminal Investigative Division have charged a Halifax man in relation to sexual assaults that occurred between the years 1988 and 1991 in Halifax, Dartmouth and East Petpeswick.

In the spring and summer of 2018 police received multiple complaints related to incidents that occurred between 1988 and 1991. The suspect and victims were known to each other.

Investigators have charged 53-year-old Donald Paul Henderson of Halifax with 4 counts of sexual exploitation and 1 count of sexual assault. Henderson is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on November 6, 2018.

Sexual assault investigations are complex. As part of our victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to sexualized violence, we work closely with victims to ensure they’re willing to proceed with a police investigation, which includes giving a statement about the incident. Police must also ensure the victim’s privacy is upheld and well-being is fully considered.


Source : Media Release

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