Two men from Canterbury, N.B., have been arrested and face a variety of charges in connection with an investigation into alleged sex-related crimes against two young girls.

RCMP

According to the Woodstock RCMP, the investigation began on May 29, after receiving information from a member of the public. The investigation identified two victims.

On May 30, police arrested a 51-year-old man in connection with the alleged assaults. He has been charged with invitation to sexual touching. His name cannot be made public in order to protect the identity of the victims, said police.

Police say a 50-year-old man was arrested on Thursday, June 2, after fleeing from police. The RCMP’s Police Dog Services assisted in tracking the man through the woods and the man was apprehended without incident, said the RCMP.

Thanks to information we received from the public, police were able to act quickly to investigate these serious allegations,” said Sgt. J.P. MacDougall of the Woodstock RCMP. “As a result of collaboration between various RCMP sections and good police work, two men have been arrested and face charges for some very serious crimes.”

Both men were remanded into custody by telephone. The 51-year-old man will appear in Woodstock Provincial Court on Monday, June 6, and the 50-year-old man on  Tuesday, June 7. Additional charges are anticipated.

The investigation is ongoing.