Suspect arrested twice in connection with the sexual assault of a minor

Windsor Police Service News Update
Date:  Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Case #: 23-147715/24-2973
Suspect arrested twice in connection with the sexual assault of a minor

The Windsor Police Service has arrested a 45-year-old male suspect in connection to the sexual assault of a minor. 

Members of our Major Crimes Unit launched an investigation in December after receiving a report that a 15-year-old female had been sexually assaulted by an adult male. Investigators learned that the suspect connected with the victim on a social media platform. The victim entered a sexual relationship with the adult male suspect for just over a month. 

On December 27, 2023, officers arrested 45-year-old James Regnier at a residence in the 10000 block of Eastcourt Dr. At that time, Regnier was charged with the following:
Sexual assault
Sexual interference
Assault with a weapon
Forcible confinement 
Administering a noxious substance with the intent to endanger life 
Making available sexual explicit material to a person under 16 years old 

On December 28, 2023, Regnier was released on bail under strict conditions to not contact the victim.

As the investigation continued, investigators learned that Regnier had once again contacted the victim. On January 8, 2024, officers located the victim at Regnier’s residence. 

Regnier was subsequently arrested and charged with the following:
Sexual assault
Sexual interference
Assault with a weapon
Telecommunication with a person under 16 years of age for a specific criminal offence
Printing, publishing or possessing child pornography
Possession of child pornography for unlawful purpose
Mischief under $5,000
Breach of release conditions (x 3)
This continues to be an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4830. They can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call Victim Services Windsor Essex County at 519-723-2711 or the Victim Assistance Unit at Windsor Police at 519-255-6700, ext. 4879.

For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462.

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Constable Bianca Jackson
Corporate Communications Unit
Windsor Police Service - Headquarters
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Office: (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462

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