A 73-year-old Ottawa man has been arrested after the Kingston Police Sexual Assault Unit began investigating him for sexual assaults that occurred over 30 years ago.

The investigation began in November 2017 when the victim came forward to report incidents that occurred between 1985 and 1986. During that time the victim was under the age of 10 and had been recruited by the accused to join their Kingston church choir. For approximately one year the victim received private singing lessons from the accused, during which time he was sexually assaulted. In the summer of 1986, the victim attended a choir camp with the accused, during which time the accused exposed himself to the victim and sexually assaulted him.

On February 2, 2018, the accused turned himself in at police headquarters. The accused was arrested and later released on conditions with a future court date.

The accused was charged with gross indecency, and two counts of sexual assault.