Cornwall Police Service

2022-05-06 - Daily News

Published on May 6, 2022


Cornwall, ON - A 15-year-old Cornwall youth was arrested on May 5th, 2022 and charged with the following:

  • Sexual assault on a person under 16 x 5
  • Invitation to sexual touching on a person under 16 x 4
  • Sexual interference x 4
  • Incest x 3

It is alleged between 2018 and 2021, the youth sexually assaulted his siblings and police were contacted to investigate. On May 5th, 2022, the youth attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. He was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court at a later date. The name of the youth was not released as per provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.


Cornwall, ON – John Sawatis, 42, of Cornwall was arrested on May 5th, 2022 and charged with sexual assault, assault peace officer, and breach of undertaking for failing to keep the peace. It is alleged on May 5th, 2022, while in custody at the courthouse on an unrelated matter, the man inappropriately touched a peace officer and an investigation ensued. During the investigation, he was charged accordingly and remained in custody to await a bail hearing.


There were 60 calls for service in the City of Cornwall over the last 24 hours (8:00 am yesterday to 8:00 am today). To see what’s happening in your neighbourhood visit our Crime Plot Map.

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