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Truro man arrested for alleged sexual assaults

The Truro Police Service has charged a Truro man with sexual assault dating back 50 years.
The Truro Police Service has charged a Truro man with sexual assault dating back 50 years. - FILE GRAPHIC

Sexual assault charges date back half century

TRURO, N.S.

A Truro man has been arrested in relation to alleged sexual offences dating back 50 years.

The Truro Police Service said in a news release that it has arrested Arthur Chestnut, 69, in relation to offences involving two young males that occurred between 1968 and 1970.

The alleged victims, who are now adults, reported the crimes to the Truro Police this past June and August.

The Truro Police Service Criminal Investigation Division initiated an investigation into the allegations and after consulting with the Public Prosecution Service on relevant charges for the time period, two charges of indecent assault and two charges of gross indecency have been laid against Mr. Chestnut.

“These types of crimes are extremely traumatic for the survivors who often feel the lifelong impact of these crimes,” Inspector Robert Hearn said, in the news release. “Our investigation leads us to believe there are other victims.”

Anyone else who may have had a similar type of experience is asked to contact the police at 902 895-5351.

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