A week ago, a local woman reported a sexual assault to Cobourg Police. The location of the assault was a darkened lot in a west end business. Yesterday, they arrested Gary Vaters, 63 years old, from Bobcaygeon. Vaters has been charged with one count of Sexual Assault contrary to Section 271 of the Criminal Code.
Police advise that whether parking, or planning to remain in the vehicle, park in well lit, highly visible areas where people are around. When you are at or in your vehicle, make sure to be aware of people who may be approaching and plan for methods to leave the area quickly, if needed.
Anyone with information about this assault, or other crimes, should contact the Cobourg Police Service or Crime Stoppers.