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Welland man charged with sexual assault

Police say incidents occurred between Jan. 1 and July 19 of this year
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On July 25, 2023, detectives with the Niagara Regional Police Service began an investigation into an allegation of physical and sexual assault of a female in the City of Welland.

The investigation determined the incidents occurred between Jan. 1 and July 19, 2023. The adult female victim and the suspect were known to each other. As a result of the investigation, detectives formed grounds to support the arrest of the suspect.

On July 26, 2023, Mark Keating (51 years old) of Welland has been arrested and charged with the Criminal Code offences of:
    •    Voyeurism
    •    Sexual assault
    •    Assault
    •    Assault with a weapon

Keating was held in custody for a video bail hearing to the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines on July 27, 2023.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the investigating officers by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, ext. 1009530.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.