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Springwater man accused of sexual assault involving a minor

Police look to identify others who may have had contact with the accused
2018-07-27 Springwater Twp 3 RB
Springwater Township sign. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

SPRINGWATER TWP. - Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Huronia West Crime Unit with the assistance of detachment members have arrested and charged a male in relation to offences of a sexual nature committed against young persons.

Nuwan Wickramasinghe, 33-years-old of Springwater Township, was been arrested and charged with:
    •    sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age
    •    luring a person under 16 years of age by means of telecommunication
    •    invitation to sexual touching under 16 years of age

The accused was brought before the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie and released from custody with a future court date of May 14, 2019.

Police would like to speak with anyone who has had contact with a male online using the screen name WickKush or boosted.sti18, also known as Keith, to contact Huronia West OPP at 705-429-3575.

Below is a brief list of tips that can help you protect your child while they are on line:
    •    Be involved and know your child's online activity
    •    Keep the computer in an open area of the home, where you can provide help if needed
    •    Remind children to protect their passwords; encourage them not to share passwords with friends
    •    Use caution with web cams, unplug web cams when they're not in use and;
    •    Be sure of who they're talking to before allowing them to turn on a web cam
    •    Make sure children are cautious with what they post online
    •    Know their online friends the same way you know their friends in real life

For more safety and crime prevention tips, please visit here.