Monday, January 18, 2016

Senior male couple plead guilty to historic sex assaults on 10 victims

TORONTO - Two Toronto seniors pleaded guilty to a string of historic sex assaults — nearly all on children — dating to the late 1960s.

David Ralph Cole, 79, and James Brian Wickens, 71, entered pleas standing side-by-side in a North York court Monday. They admitted to sexually assaulting 10 victims between the ages of 10 and 30.

Cole pleaded guilty to 10 counts including sexual assault, indecent assault and gross indecency. Wickens admitted he was guilty to four counts including indecent assault and gross indecency.

Crown attorney Jennifer Strasberg said a number of the assaults were committed while the two men were together.

“(They) are intimate male partners who have been together since 1967,” she said of the duo, who spent winters in Mexico.  (more...)

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