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Posted on Sunday August 26, 2012

On the 25th of August 2012, three males have been charged with an offence as to a female known to them.  Charged with sexual assault is 19 year old Brian Nicholas Cousins of 41 Meadowvale Avenue in Belleville, Ontario, 19 year old Andrew Douglas Fritsch of 11 Stymie Boulevard in Brantford, Ontario and 18 year old Mark Anthony Petaccio of 61 New Brooklyn Road in Sicklerville, New Jersey.  Brian Nicholas Cousins and Andrew Douglas Fritsch have been scheduled for court October 1, 2012.  Mark Anthony Petaccio will appear in bail court on Monday, August 27, 2012.

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Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, 580 Second Line East, Sault Ste. Marie ON P6B 4K1. (705) 949-6300 or

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