Ottawa pastor charged with Sexual assault, police seeking victims

Posted On Friday October 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, October 23, 2020     8:15am

(Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse (SACA) Unit charged an Ottawa man with one count of Sexual Assault in relation to an incident that occurred at a private home in early 2019 involving a male victim in his 20s. 

A complaint was received in March 2019 and an investigation commenced. 

Investigators found that the victim came into contact with the man, who was an active pastor at an Ottawa area community service organization, when he was doing community work at the time.

Brian Matthew MARKLE, 54 years old, of Ottawa is scheduled to appear in court on November 26th, 2020. 

Investigators believe that there may be other victims and are asking them to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police SACA Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944 or they can email Major Case Management at MCM@ottawapolice.ca.  

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca. 

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