Arrest made in assault cases

On Oct. 2, the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) arrested and charged 21-year-old Brandon Rehkoph in connection with two recent sexual assaults.

A 22-year-old woman had been grabbed and sexually assaulted at Albert Street and Quiet Place on Sept. 23 between 6:30 and 7 a.m.

The suspect has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and overcoming resistance to commit an indictable offence in connection with this event.

Rehkoph has also been charged with robbery and sexual assault in connection with an incident on Sept. 22 involving a 20-year-old woman.

Although Olaf Heinzel, WRSP public affairs co-ordinator, could not state Rehkoph’s occupation, Kevin Crowley, associate director of news and editorial services at Wilfrid Laurier University, confirmed that Rehkoph is not a student.

The suspect was found after an extensive investigation. The neighborhoods where the incidents occurred were canvassed and tips were received from the public.

At print time, a date for a bail hearing was pending.