Amherstburg Man Charged Under Age Of Consent Laws

Monday December 2nd, 2019

Posted at 3:16pm

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An Amherstburg man is facing charges under Canada’s age of consent laws.

On Thursday November 21st, officers with the Windsor Police Service – Amherstburg Detachment responded to a call for service involving sex-related offences.

Police say a female victim under the age of sixteen years had been in communication with an adult male suspect via social media.

Investigators determined that over the course of several months the pair met in-person, during which a number of offences were committed.

Dakota Doering, a 24 year old male from the Town of Amherstburg, is charged with telecommunication with a person under 16 years of age for the purpose of facilitating the commission of an offence, two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference with a person under 16 years of age, invitation to sexual touching with a person under 16 year of age, and two counts of obtaining sexual services for consideration from a person under 16 years of age.

Police say the age of consent to sexual activity in Canada is 16 years, meaning a person must be at least 16 years old to be able to legally agree to sexual activity. Age of consent laws apply to all forms of sexual activity, ranging from kissing and fondling to sexual intercourse. All sexual activity without consent is a criminal offence, regardless of age.

Police say due to the fact that the suspect had been communicating with the victim via social media, investigators believe the potential exists for further victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police Service – Amherstburg Detachment at 519-736-2252 ext. 343, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

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