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Wednesday September 11th, 2013

Posted at 3:06pm

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A 31-year-old former Grimsby, Ontario Youth Pastor has been arrested in Windsor.

Following an investigation by the Niagara Regional Police Service’s Sexual Assault Unit, Niagara Police took the man into custody in South Windsor.

Andrew Riach was arrested at his Windsor residence on September 10th for charges of Sexual Assault and Extortion.

The Sexual Assault Unit initiated the investigation after a young adult female reported incidents to Police in May. The alleged sexual assault occurred during the time that Riach was the Head Youth Pastor at Lakemount Worship Centre in Grimsby between 2006 and May 2013.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police Sexual Assault Unit at 908-688-4111 ext 5100, Detective Brian Essery at ext 5125 or Niagara Crime Stoppers.

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