Area OPP Police Press Releases

Michael Bradley HURST – Sexual Assault X6, Indecent Act X4

(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) – In November of 2020, Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) uniform officers and the Crime Unit commenced an investigation into a report of a series of historical sexual assaults and other sex-related offences that occurred in the Township of Wellington North over a 12 year period of time between 2003 and 2015.

As a result of the investigation, the Wellington County OPP Crime Unit has charged Michael Bradley HURST, 43-years-old of Palmerston with Sexual Assault X6 and Indecent Act X4 contrary to the Criminal Code.

The victims and the accused were known to each other.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice – Guelph on March 2, 2021 to answer to the charges.

Any person with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

Victims of sexual assault are not alone. If you or someone you know is in need of support, there are local resources available to help including Victim Services of Wellington County which can be reached at 519-824-1212. As well, a toll free call can be placed to the Assaulted Women’s Helpline at 1-866-863-0511 or Male Survivors of Sexual Assault at 1-866-887-0015 where your information will remain anonymous and confidential.

If you are in immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.

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