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Former child protection worker in northern Ont. charged with sexual assault

In a news release Monday, police said the sex assault suspect worked for the Children’s Aid Society at the time of the alleged assault and the victim was a ward of the CAS. (File) In a news release Monday, police said the sex assault suspect worked for the Children’s Aid Society at the time of the alleged assault and the victim was a ward of the CAS. (File)
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Police in Greater Sudbury have charged a 57-year-old Sudbury suspect with sexual assault in a case that dates back 25 years.

In a news release Monday, police said the man worked for the Children’s Aid Society and the victim was a ward of the CAS at the time of the alleged assault.

As a result, police fear there may be more victims.

Police first received the report of a sexual assault involving a youth in 2004.

“However, at the time the survivor did not want to pursue criminal charges,” police said.

The investigation began again in January 2023, when the survivor told police they were ready to proceed with charges.

“There is no statute of limitation when it comes to reporting and/or investigating a sexual assault,” police said.

“The incident occurred in 1999 and at the time of the incident the 15-year-old youth was a ward of CAS Sudbury and Manitoulin where the individual involved in the incident was employed.”

The suspect was arrested April 8 and charged with sexual assault. They were released on an undertaking and will be back in court May 1.

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“Based on the investigation, there are concerns that there may be other survivors,” police said.

“If you have any information related to this incident or this individual, you are asked to contact police at 705-675-9171.”

If you are a victim of sexual assault, call 911 if you need immediate help. Other options for reporting an assault include reporting it by calling 705-675-9171, or you can report it online via the police website.

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