Police have charged a man in relation to historical sexual offences against a child

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**** HRP Media Release

Police have charged a man in relation to historical sexual offences against a child.

On March 11, police received a report of a historical sexual assault. Investigators in the Sexual Assault Investigation Team of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division found that a man had sexually assaulted a child under 10 who was known to him between 2019 and 2020,

On March 28, investigators arrested a man and conducted a search of a residence in Halifax where electronic devices were seized.

William James Martin, 65, of Halifax will appear in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date to face the following charges:
• Sexual interference
• Sexual assault
• Invitation to sexual touching
• Providing sexually explicit material to a child

We are not providing any further details in relation to this incident to protect the identity of the victim.

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