An 82-year-old man is currently facing multiple charges related to sexual assault, along with one charge of assault, stemming from incidents that began in the early 1960s, said Durham Police.
In September, the Special Victims Unit initiated an investigation following reports of a sexual assault that transpired in the mid 1980’s.
A victim came forward, identifying a male known to her as the suspect. Through investigation, officers were able to identify additional victims and the investigation revealed additional reports of sexual assaults that occurred between the years of 1967 and 1991, police said.
It said the accused resided in a private residence that functioned as a daycare facility in the Waverly Street South and Cartier Avenue area of Oshawa.
Investigators are urging individuals who had children in this home during those years to come forward if they have any concerns. It’s important to note that the daycare, previously operated from this residence and it is believed that they ceased its operations earlier this year.
Investigators are committed to ensuring there are no further victims and are appealing to any potential witnesses to come forward with any information they may have.
The suspect of Oshawa was charged and released on an undertaking. Name and further details available at www.drps.ca.
Anyone with new information is asked to contact Det. Connolly at the Special Victims Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5339.
Editor’s Note: Durham Post does not name or identify the accused as:
1. Of this time, they are suspect[s] and not convicted by a court, and
2. Sometimes charges are amended or dropped.