A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a Thunder Bay man wanted in connection with a sexual assault on a child.

Thunder Bay police requested the warrant for 62-year-old Arthur Joseph Lyons, who has been charged with sexual assault, sexual interference and breach of probation, Constable Julie Tilbury said.


Arthur Joseph Lyons, 62, is wanted for sexual assault, sexual interference and breach of probation. (Supplied)

"He has been evading the police for a number of days now," she said. "As a result, for the safety of the community, a Canada-wide warrant has been requested and issued and we are putting this out to the community."

Tilbury said the victim of the assaults is a Thunder Bay youth.

Police began its investigation on July 25.

Thunder Bay police are requesting that anyone with information on the whereabouts of Arthur Joseph Lyons contact them at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 623-8477.