WELLAND – A Niagara man has been charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault against a 15-year-old girl.
In August 2012, the Niagara Regional Police Service commenced an investigation into an alleged sexual assault, which was said to have occurred in the early morning hours at a Welland residence.
The assault occurred following a house party.
The accused and the victim are not related.
On Feb. 13, Niagara Regional Police charged 42-year-old Mark Audette, of Welland.
Audette was released from custody following a bail hearing. He will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charges.