On August 16, 2023, at approximately 2:30 p.m. the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested a person in relation to a suspicious person and vehicle occurrence on August 15, 2023 in Thessalon.
On August 15, the complainant reported a 9-year-old was fishing at the river and approached by a male driving a yellow Camaro. The youth was located a short time later in the car with the male driver. A description of the vehicle and male driver were provided and police later located both in Sault Ste. Marie.
Manoj GOVINDBALUNIKAM, 35-years-old from Brampton was arrested and charged with Abduction of person under 14 – take or entice.
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Sault Ste. Marie on August 17, 2023.