Ottawa Citizen

Man faces 282 charges for alleged sex assaults

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AWhitby man faces 282 charges after an investigat­ion into alleged sexual assaults spanning more than 20 years. Global TV reported yesterday that 10 female victims between the ages of five and 19 have come forward, but police believe there are more victims. Durham Regional police investigat­ors say the assaults date back to 1985, and they believe the majority of the assaults took place at the suspect’s home. Investigat­ors have been reviewing video evidence since the arrest of Michael “ Ross” Stratton in June on child porn- related offences, and appealed for his alleged victims to come forward. Mr. Stratton was arrested June 28, accused of sexually assaulting, threatenin­g and physically assaulting a female teen on a continuing basis. More online: Global National Report at www. ottawaciti­zen. com .

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