Inverness County man charged in sexual assault investigation

SUGAR CAMP: Police believe there might be more victims of an Inverness County man charged with sex crimes involving young people.

Inverness District RCMP has laid sexual assault charges against Hunter James Smith, 19-years-old of Sugar Camp, and the police are reaching out to the communities, in the event there are additional victims.

Two victims have been identified and the charges are in relation to incidents that occurred in Inverness County. Smith has been charged with: three counts of sexual assault; three charges of sexual interference; three counts of invitation to sexual touching; two charges of luring a child; and two counts of indecent acts/exposure.

Investigators believe there may be additional victims and want the public to know that the police can help. Anyone who feels they could be a victim, or has questions or information, is encouraged to contact the Port Hawkesbury RCMP at 902-625-2220.

Smith was released from custody with conditions imposed by the court on October 6. He is next scheduled to appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on October 26.

The investigation is continuing.