Perth County OPP charge resident with abduction

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A North Perth resident is facing a charge following a missing person investigation in the Municipality of North Perth.

On January 12, 2022, just after 11:00 a.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of missing 11-year-old youth from a residence at a Listowel address. During the investigation, police allege the youth was located with a family member, who was arrested and charged. There were no injuries as a result of the abduction.

A 40-year-old resident of Listowel, has been charged with:

– Abduction in contravention of a court order – receive or harbour

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charge.

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.P3tips.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.