Halifax campus death called crime on Lebanese website is not suspiciouspolice

first_imgHALIFAX – Police say they have no evidence to support allegations published on a Lebanese website of a “heinous crime” in the death of a Lebanese Canadian student at Saint Mary’s University.Halifax Regional Police issued a news release Monday to say investigators are looking into the case, but there “is no evidence to suggest the death is suspicious.”Police spokeswoman Const. Carol McIsaac said investigators responded to a Feb. 13 incident at a student residence involving a 23-year-old man.She said the man died 10 days later, and that an autopsy is being carried out.“Due to the sensitive nature of this matter, we are unable to (make) further comments at this time,” wrote McIsaac.A Lebanese website titled the National News Agency published a story Sunday quoting the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.According to the website, the ministry said there had been “a murder” on the Halifax campus, and stated the Lebanese embassy had been instructed to follow up “to find out the details and reasons behind this heinous crime.”The website states it is produced by Lebanon’s Ministry of Information.However, the ambassador of Lebanon was unavailable for comment on Monday regarding the statements published about the young man’s death.last_img read more

Police north of Toronto charge 59yearold man with historical sex offences

first_imgThe Canadian Press PORT COLBORNE, Ont. — York Regional Police in Ontario have charged a 59-year-old man with historical sex offences allegedly involving two children.Police say Richard Rose of Port Colborne, Ont., was arrested Dec. 14 and charged with four counts each of sexual assault and sexual interference.He’s due to appear in court on Jan. 18.Police say the investigation began earlier this month when an adult came forward about an alleged incident that occurred when he was a young child.Officers from York region, just north of Toronto, subsequently took over the investigation of additional incidents that allegedly occurred in Port Colborne in 2017 and had been reported to Niagara police.Police say the accused “had access to children in multiple areas of his life.” They say from 1991 to 2015 he lived in Markham, Ont., where he worked as a pastor and managed a hockey team.In a news release, police say a daycare operated out of his family home.Police say the accused also has ties to Nova Scotia, Montreal and Rimbey, Alta., southwest of Edmonton.Investigators said they have released an image of the accused in an effort to ensure there are no other alleged victims.last_img read more