Ottawa ON – Steven Paul Boone, aged 29, is in custody, charged with over 7 counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault.
Acting Chief Gilles Larochelle said releasing Boone’s photo is an “extraordinary measure,” but is warranted to ensure all his sexual partners are informed and get medical care.
Under the Criminal Code of Canada, the definition of aggravated sexual assault includes endangerment of life, including exposure to a disease that may endanger life.
In 2008, a Windsor, Ont., man was sentenced to 18 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated assault for knowingly exposing 15 women to HIV, including five who became HIV-positive.
Reports on are multiple media sites across Ontario to try and prevent suffering and spread of disease.
Advice for victims
Police are urging people who have had sexual contact with Boone to:
- Contact the Ottawa police sex assault unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944, or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS).
- Seek medical followup through their own doctor or through Ottawa Public Health, which provides free, anonymous testing for sexually transmitted diseases at 613-580-6744.
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