CORNWALL, Ontario – A 37-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on Thursday, May 30 and charged with 11 counts of assault, assault with a weapon and cruelty to animals.
It is alleged between 2016 and 2018 the man repeatedly assaulted his step-children and on one occasion assaulted one of the children with a belt.
It is also alleged the man assaulted the family dog. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued.
On May 30, the man attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. He was taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing.
His name was not released as it would identify the victims in the matter.