OPP investigating alleged sexual assaults near Cobourg, Ont.
Ontario Provincial Police are investigating allegations that multiple women were sexually assaulted at a house party near Cobourg, Ont.
The OPP said they received a call on Monday that has led to a major sexual assault investigation.
The alleged assaults took place over the weekend in Bewdley, Ont., a cottage community to the north of Cobourg.
"Due to the young age of some of the involved persons and the sensitive nature of the allegations under investigation, further information will only be provided at the completion of a thorough investigation," an OPP news release said.
Investigators would not elaborate but in a statement released today, the Ontario Junior Hockey League said it "has been made aware of the OPP investigation involving players from the Cobourg Cougars."
Allegations on Twitter
Allegations spread over Twitter that members of the OJHL team sexually assaulted several young women at the party.
One tweet, which has since been deleted, appeared to offer a trophy to "whoever hooked up with the most broads."
That tweet included the hashtag #consentisoverrated.
Cougars general manager Brent Tully on Wednesday denied the team was involved with the tweet or the hashtag.
"That tweet, the [hashtag] and the person who tweeted it are in no way affiliated with The Cobourg Cougars," Tully said in a statement.
Tully added that the trophy seen in the message was also not connected with the Cougars and "played absolutely no role in the weekend’s alleged very unfortunate events."
On Twitter, the team called the hashtag "profoundly wrong and unacceptable."
No charges have been laid. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Tully said the team takes the matter "very seriously" and will co-operate with the investigation.
The team said earlier on Wednesday it had not been contacted by police.