On June 6, 2020, Detectives from our Criminal Investigation Division with assistance from Patrol Officers attended a residence in Greater Sudbury and arrested 37 year old Michel Bussiere for Sexual Assault and Forcible Confinement in relation to the incident that occurred on August 28, 2018.

He has been remanded into custody and will appear in Court on June 11, 2020.

A publication ban has been issued by the Justice of the Peace in relation to this matter; therefore no further details related to the case will be released in order to adhere to the ban and to protect the integrity of the Court proceedings.


Around 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 a young woman was walking on the West side of King Street in Greater Sudbury when she was approached by a man on a bicycle. The man offered to provide the young woman a ride to Notre Dame Avenue. She travelled with the man on his bicycle to a parking lot off of Notre Dame Avenue between King Street and St. George Street (East side) where he sexually assaulted her.

The young woman was able flee to a nearby residence where she contacted Police.

The young woman sustained minor injuries as a result of the altercation.

The two individuals are not known to each other.

The man is described as being between 30-50 years old with a slim build and short to medium length hair.