Stratford News Stratford and West Perth men facing rape charges SHARE ON: Patrick Grapes, staff Wednesday, Feb. 19th, 2014 Two men are facing rape charges in a case dating back to the seventies. Thomas Chalmers, a 56-year-old man from West Perth, and an unnamed Stratford man were arrested after an investigation. The OPP allege the two men, one of which was a youth at the time, committed sexual offences on a young female victim in Stratford. Both have been charged with abduction and indecent assault as well. Chalmers is scheduled to appear in court in Stratford on March 10th. In the meantime investigators would like to speak to anyone who may have had dealings with the accused. You can call the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).