Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking and Forcible Confinement charges laid against Kitchener resident

Sexual assault investigation leads to arrest of 41 year old Kitchener male.


On Friday the 22nd of October 2010 Waterloo Regional Police Service detectives entered into the investigation of what had originally been reported as a missing adult female. The Kitchener woman was soon located at a local hospital, where she was being treated for injuries consistent with a violent sexual assault. Kitchener Detectives were assisted by investigators of the WRPS Major Case Unit. The victim was treated and released from hospital.

As the investigation developed, allegations were made that the victim had been lured to a residence, an apartment on Peter Street, in Kitchener, where over the course of the next twenty-four hours she was held against her will, threatened with violence and repeatedly sexually assaulted. The residence is known to police in relation to reported drug use and trafficking in narcotics.

On Sunday, October 24th, the suspect of the investigation, Kitchener resident Sean Butler, 41 years of age, was observed leaving from the residence as the passenger in a motor vehicle. At approximately 7:30 pm plain clothes officers carried out the arrest of the suspect in the area of Daimler Drive and Briarmeadow Drive, Kitchener. During the course of the arrest an aggressive dog, which had been in the vehicle, exited from the car and attacked the arresting officers. The dog managed to bite one officer before it was shot and killed as it attempted to continue its attack. One police officer was treated and released from hospital for injuries inflicted by the dog.

Two men were taken into custody and are appearing in Kitchener bail court today. Sean Butler faces the following charges; Sexual Assault Causing Bodily Harm (4 counts) Utter Threats (3 counts) Forcible Confinement, Human Trafficking and possession of a controlled substance (marihuana). The driver of the vehicle, 34 year old Kitchener resident Kevin Uttley was also held to appear in Kitchener bail court on charges of Breach Probation (two counts) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (crack cocaine).

Police are continuing the investigation of this matter and based on the information received there is a concern that there are other potential victims. We encourage anyone who may have any information to assist in the investigation of this accused person or the location specified to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Kitchener Detective Office at extension 4447 or the Major Case Unit, at extension 8671 or 8674.


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Sergeant Dave Reibel, Emergency Planning & Executive Office
(519) 650 8500 ext. 8720

Alana Holtom Corporate Communications Coordinator
(519) 650-8500 ext. 8716


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