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Halifax man charged in historical sexual assault investigation

Halifax man charged in historical sexual assault investigation

Investigators with the Sexual Assault Investigative Team of the Integrated Criminal Investigative Division have charged a man in relation to historical sexual assaults that occurred in Dartmouth.

Police received a report on January 4, 2019 that a man had sexually assaulted a child known to him on multiple occasions over the course of a three-year period.

We are not releasing any further details to protect the identity of the victim.

Investigators arrested 58-year-old James Michael Snow at an address in Halifax yesterday without incident. He is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face charges of:

  • Sexual Assault (S.271 CC)
  • Sexual Interference (S.151 CC)
  • Invitation to Sexual Touching (S.152 CC)

Sexual assault investigations are complex. As part of our victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to sexualized violence, we work closely with victims, and in the case of children, their parents or guardians, to ensure they’re willing to proceed with a police investigation. Police must also ensure the victim’s privacy is upheld and well-being is fully considered.

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Source : Media Release

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