Niagara Falls man arrested in connection with sexual assault reports


Published February 17, 2023 at 11:43 am

A Niagara Falls man is facing charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault incident.

Niagara Police say an adult female came forward with complaints that a 44-year-old man with whom she was acquainted assaulted her after offering her a ride in his van.

Yesterday (Feb. 16), a warrant was issued for his arrest and shortly afterwards, police spotted his van in the Stanley Ave. and Murray St. area of the city. He was pulled over and arrested.

Wayne Earl James Brown was charged with three counts of sexual assault. He will have a bail hearing via video link later today (Feb. 17) at the courthouse in St. Catharines.

Police says that although there is no evidence suggesting there may be additional victims, they are releasing his description on the chance there were other incidents.

He is described as a white male who is 5-foot-11 and 225 pounds with short brown hair and unshaven black/grey facial hair. His van is a black 2007 Honda Odyssey with damage to the front bumper.

The charges have not been proven in court.

Anyone who may have information in relation to this incident is encouraged to contact the lead detective at 905-688-4111, option #3, extension 1009638.

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