In March 2015 the Niagara Regional Police Sexual Assault Unit began an investigation into an alleged historical Sexual Assault.

Police say that on April 1, 2015 as a result of the investigation, 65 year old Port Colborne resident Reginald William Shepherd has been charged with one count each of Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference and Invitation to Sexual Touching.

Shepherd is currently being held in custody pending a Bail Hearing on April 2, 2015 at the Robert S. K. Welch Court House in St. Catharines.

Police believe that there may be further victims who have not yet reported to police.

Police are encouraging anyone who has information on Reginald Shepherd to contact Detective Brian Essery or Detective Tracey Rinaldo at 905-688-4111 ext. 5125 or 5123.

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