SUDBURY -- A 38 year old from Bruce Mines is facing a number of charges in connection with sexual assaults that date back to May 2019.

In a news release Friday, the East Algoma detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police said the investigation began July 7 when police began looking into incidents that took place from May 2019 to June 30 this year.

The suspect is facing five charges of sexual assault of someone under the age of 16, five counts of sexual interference of someone under age 16 and two counts of invitation to sexual touching to someone under age 16.

The accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice video bail court in Blind River on July 10 and was remanded into custody.