Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Former Vaughan hockey trainer charged in historic sexual assault case

York Regional Police say a former Vaughan hockey trainer has been charged in a historic sexual assault case dating back to the 1970s.

According to police, in January, 2014, a man came forward to investigators to report that he had been sexually assaulted as a child while playing hockey in the City of Vaughan. He said that in 1974, when he was 12 years old, he was playing hockey at an arena in Woodbridge and knew his alleged abuser, who was involved with the team as a trainer.

Police allege that the accused befriended the boy and offered on multiple occasions to drive him home from the arena. Police say that between October 1974 and March 1976, the man allegedly sexually assaulted the boy numerous times during those rides home.

Investigators also allege that between the same time period, the trainer took the boy on a trip to his family home in Quebec and to a cottage in Huntsville. On those two trips, police allege that the man sexually assaulted the boy.  (more...)

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