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Burlington Sexual Assault Investigation

The Halton Regional Police Service – Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit has arrested a male in relation to a sexual assault investigation in the City of Burlington.

On June 10, 2023, a youth (under 18 years of age), engaged in conversation with an adult male online. They agreed to meet up in the area of Headon Road and Palmer Drive in Burlington. The youth was thereafter sexually assaulted in a nearby parking lot.

Shortly after the incident, police arrested 55-year-old Peter Eerhard of Puslinch. He has been charged with:

Sexual Assault Sexual Interference Breach of Probation

Eerhard has been held for in police custody pending a Bail Hearing.

Police believe there may be other victims and are asking anyone who has information to contact the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit at 905-

825-4747 ext. 8970. A photo of Eerhard is attached.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at

Sexual assault is any touching of another person without their consent where the touching is of a sexual nature, or where the sexual integrity of the victim is violated. A sexual assault can range from unwanted touching to sexual assault involving penetration.

There is no statute of limitation when it comes to reporting a sexual assault. This means that no matter how long ago the sexual assault happened, you can still report it to police for investigation.

Victims of violence and/or sexual assault can contact the Halton Regional Police Service Victim Services Unit at 905-825-4777 for support.


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