Cobourg Sexual Assault Reported

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On July 5, 2017, Cobourg Police officers were made aware of a sexual assault that occurred outside of a local West end business the previous evening, July 4, 2017 after 9:00PM.

Cobourg Police officers were advised that a female was approached, by a male believed to be in his 50’s.  The female was in her personal vehicle in the parking lot at the time. Overtures were made toward the female and then she was assaulted.  The suspect male left the area in a van, after the assault.

No physical injuries have resulted as part of this assault, and members of the Cobourg Police Criminal Investigations unit are actively pursuing leads.  No further information will be forthcoming right away, the active investigation is progressing.


On the 11th day of July, 2017 an arrest was made in this incident. Gary VATERS, 63 years old from Bobcaygeon has been charged with one count of Sexual Assault contrary to Section 271 of the Criminal Code. Gary VATERS is being held for bail court on the 11th day of July, 2017 at 1:30 PM at the Ontario Court of Justice, 860 William Street in the Town of Cobourg.