In September 2022 and March 2023, the Greater Sudbury Police Service received two separate complaints of Sexual Assault involving the same man. Both incidents involved youths under the age of 16. Due to the sensitive nature of the incident and to protect the identities of the survivors, no further details will be provided.

On May 11, 2023, Detectives from the Major Sex Crimes Section of our Criminal Investigation Division arrested and charged 58-year-old, James Chevrette of Greater Sudbury with the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada in relation to the two reported incidents;

  • Sexual Assault x2
  • Sexual Interference x2
  • Invitation to Sexual Touching Under 16 Years of Age
  • Make Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Person Under 16 Years of Age

He attended Bail Court on May 12, 2023 to answer to the charges and was remanded into custody. He will appear in court today, May 16, 2023.

Based on the investigation, there are concerns that there may be other survivors. If you have any information related to this incident or this individual, you are asked to contact Detective Constable Rainville at 705-675-9171 extension 2301.

If you have experienced a Sexual Assault, you have various options for reporting the incident(s) to Police when you are ready to do so. In the case of an emergency, if you are in danger or need medical assistance or if the incident just took place/the person responsible is nearby, please call 911 immediately. If you are reporting a Sexual Assault after the fact and you do not believe that you require immediate assistance, you can call us at 705-675-9171 or you can report it online through the online reporting option on our website Under the Reporting heading you will find a page dedicated to Sexual Assault reporting with additional information including a Sexual Assault Survivors Guide. We know that this is a very difficult time for Survivors and we want to provide you with the assistance, resources and support that you require.