Friday, May 25, 2007

New Charges in Alleged Assaults at Perley Rideau

Josh Pringle

Ottawa Police have charged a third person in connection with alleged assaults at the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre.

The Elder Abuse Unit launched an investigation earlier this year after witnesses came forward to file a complaint.

Perley Rideau says up to eight male veterans and four staff members are the alleged victims

On Tuesday, 47-year-old Valerie Gallagher was charged with two counts of criminal harassment and one count of uttering threats.

Police say she was charged with harassing two witnesses.

43-year-old Allan Foubert was charged earlier this year with 20 counts of abuse and criminal harassment. A 42-year-old man was also charged.

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