The investigation was commenced after a woman came forward to Police in March She reported that she had been the victim of a sexual assault while she was attending a Karate tournament in the Lindsay area in 2010. The woman reported that she was 16 years old at the time and that she had been sexually assaulted by two of her Sensei’s.
Kawartha Lakes Police continued the investigation with the assistance of the Ottawa Police Service, Montreal Police Service, Niagara Regional Police and Hamilton Police Service.
35-year-old Shannon Kaye of Welland and 39-year-old Michael Ryan Kowtaluk of Hamilton both face charges of sexual assault and sexual exploitation. They will appear in the Lindsay Court of Justice on Thursday, May 19. Anyone who may have information should contact Detective Cst. Jeff Burke at 705.324.6307 ext. 539.