Hamilton Police Arrest Male for Sexual Assault

Bekendam Photo Feb 2019

Hamilton Police have arrested a 61-year-old male for sexual assault and believe there may be more victims.

On March 26, 2019, a youth attended an address in central Hamilton where the youth was provided cannabis, then sexually assaulted. During that investigation it was learned another youth had been sexually assaulted on multiple occasions between December 2017 and May 2018.

Leonard Bekendam of Hamilton is charged with two counts of Sexual Assault and two counts of Sexual Interference. Bekendam is previously from the Brant County and Brantford area.

During the investigation police also received information that Bekendam has sexually assaulted other youth who have not yet been identified.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Detective Jamie Moore of the Child Abuse Unit by calling 905-546-3855.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com