A former priest living in Pembroke, Ont., has been charged in connection to allegations of sexual offences from more than 40 years ago.

Renfrew County Ontario Provincial Police launched an investigation into a complaint that a teenage boy had been assaulted by a priest between 1970 and 1972.

Police charged the man with gross indecency and indecent assault.

He was released on a promise to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on Nov. 26.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the OPP at 613-432-3211 or 1-888-310-1122.