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Brampton man accused of indecent act in Oakville (update)

Halton Regional Police believe there may be additional victims

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has made an arrest and laid charges in relation to a sexual assault that occurred at Oakville Place mall.

On Monday, February 12, 2024, Paul Swanson (62) of Brampton was arrested. He has been charged with the following:

  • Committing an Indecent Act;
  • Sexual Assault (2 counts);
  • Sexual Interference (2 counts);
  • Failing to Comply with Probation.

Swanson is being held in custody pending a Bail Hearing.

The offences took place on February 9, 2024, at the Dollarama store located inside the mall. The accused approached two female teenagers and made physical contact with them while exposing his genitals. The females did not suffer any physical injuries.

Police believe there may be additional victims and a photograph of the accused has been attached to this media release (see above).

Investigators are asking anyone with information, or anyone who has been victimized by the accused to contact the HRPS Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit at 905-825-4777 ext. 8970.

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.

Additional information can be found in our Sexual Assault Information Guide.

A valuable resource for information is also available on the Survivors Voices website.


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