Charges Laid Following Hate Crime

A 31 year old man has been arrested and charged following an alleged hate crime in Peterborough that took place at a public facility. Reports indicate that the man was working at the facility on the morning of Nov 24 when he suddenly became upset, and spat on the victim while uttering racial slurs. The incident was reported, and during the investigation that followed, police did contact the accused, who later that day turned himself in. Travis Justin Cassidy faces charges of assault and failure to comply with a probation order.

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