Members from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Northumberland Detachment – Crime Unit arrested and charged two individuals in relation to a police investigation in Cramahe Township.

As a result of the police investigation, William MORTON, 65, and Jamie PADDON, 55, both of Cramahe Township, have been charged with:

  • Sexual assault; 
  • Overcome resistance by administering or attempting to administer a drug; and 
  • Criminal negligence cause bodily harm. 

Both accused parties have appeared in Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg to answer to the charges.

Police are requesting anyone who may have additional information or believes that they may be a victim to contact the Northumberland OPP Crime Unit at (905) 372-5421 or toll-free at 1-888-310-1122

You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or online at When you contact Crime Stoppers you stay anonymous, you never have to testify, and you could receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 upon an arrest.

Northumberland OPP would like to remind the public that Victim Services can help by providing assistance and support to victims of sexual abuse. Information can be obtained online at or by calling a 24-hour crisis line at 1-888-822-7729. All interactions, whether it be by email, phone or in person, will be treated with complete confidentiality.

Any further details on the identity of the victim will be withheld to protect their identity and privacy.

By NewsChaserNTHLD

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