Arrest Made in Lengthy Sexual Assault Investigation

Hamilton Police have arrested 41-year-old Jesse Chiavaroli for sexual assault after a lengthy investigation involving individuals linked to local Hamilton restaurants and bars.

As a result of information brought forward from the community, the Hamilton Police Sexual Assault Unit commenced an investigation into Jesse Chiavaroli. Investigators also worked closely with the Ontario Provincial Police and Niagara Regional Police Service after reports involving Chiavaroli were made in those areas.

On June 2, 2021, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Burnaby Detachment arrested Jesse Chiavaroli for six counts of sexual assault.

He was remanded into custody and transported back to Hamilton for a bail hearing today.

Chiavaroli is a former resident of Niagara and Hamilton. He worked in the restaurant and bar industry in downtown St. Catharines and Niagara Falls from 2009 - 2015.

Additionally, Jesse Chiavaroli worked in the restaurant and bar industry in Hamilton from 2015 - 2018.

Police believe there could be more victims. All survivors are encouraged to report these crimes to the Hamilton Police Service by contacting the Sexual Assault Unit (non-emergency line) at 905-540-5553 or www.hamiltonpolice.on.ca to file an online report

In the Niagara Region you are asked to contact Sexual Assualt Unit, Detective Constable Avril Murphy at 905-688-4111 extension: 1009450. In the communities to which OPP police, please contact Constable Martin Hachey at 705-445-4321.

We want all survivors of sexual violence to know that we believe them and we will respect their choice in when they report an incident, where and how.

Anyone with information can also contact the Sexual Assault Unit, provide information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or submit anonymous tips online at www.crimestoppershamiIton.com.

There is no guaranteed way to prevent sexual assault. Sharing the details of these assaults is intended to provide the community information, and people are encouraged to trust their instincts. For confidential support, please call the Sexual Assault Centre’s 24-hour support line at 905-525-4162 or connect at www.sacha.ca, or the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre at www.hhsc.ca/sadv.