Former Toronto hockey referee charged with sexual assault dating back to 1970s

Police in Peel Region have arrested a 73-year-old man in connection with a sexual assault investigation going back to the early 1970s and believe there may be more victims.

Peel Regional Police are concerned there may be other victims

Police say the man was a referee with a Toronto hockey league in the 1970s and was also a superintendent at various apartment buildings in Toronto and Brampton. (Peel Regional Police)

Police in Peel Region have arrested a 73-year-old man in connection with a sexual assault investigation going back to the early 1970s and believe there may be more victims.

Investigators first learned of "a series" of sexual assaults in May 2018 from a 56-year-old victim, police said in a news release.

On June 10, the man  from L'Ile-Blizzard, Quebec, was charged with four counts of sexual assault.

Police say the accused was a referee with Toronto hockey league in the 1970s and was also a superintendent at various apartment buildings in Toronto and Brampton.

A photo of the man has been released on the Peel police website.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the special victims unit at 905-453-2121 ext. 3640 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.