Members of Southwest Nova Major Crime Unit are working with Ontario Provincial Police to arrange for transportation of Leblanc back to Nova Scotia to face charges of Forcible Confinement and Sexual Assault in relation to an incident in Upper Chelsea, Nova Scotia. Additional charges against Leblanc are expected.
Police are still looking for 31-year-old Wayne Alan Cunningham. Members of the public are advised to contact police if they see him and not approach Cunningham directly.
On Sept. 24 at approximately 7:15 p.m. RCMP received a call from a local resident regarding a 16-year-old male in need of assistance. Bridgewater RCMP responded and the preliminary investigation revealed that the youth had been forcibly confined in a residence on Faulkner Rd, Upper Chelsea. The victim was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators have laid charges of Forcible Confinement and Sexual Assault against 47-year-old David James Leblanc and 31-year-old Wayne Alan Cunningham. Both men are originally from Queens County.
The RCMP Major Crime Unit confirmed on Friday the accused were believed to be traveling through Ontario.
Both men are orignially from Queens County.
The preliminary investigation has determined the 16-year-old male victim was held against his will for a period of 10 to 14 days.