Police have charged a 41-year-old Ottawa man in two separate sexual assaults involving girls.

Both incidents occurred in the last month.

Bruno Timpano is charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.

He is also charged with one count each of sexual assault and sexual interference in relation to a 12-year-old girl.

Neither victim is a relative of the accused.

Timpano appeared in court Wednesday. A publication ban was ordered on some details of the cases.

He will appear in court on Sept. 4, 2008 at 8:30 a.m.