Toronto man, 55, charged in ongoing child sexual abuse investigation

A Toronto man, 55, is charged with eight offences in an ongoing child sexual abuse investigation, police say.

Accused allegedly showed pornography to the child and sexually assaulted the victim in 2012

Toronto police have charged a man, 55, with eight offences in connection with an ongoing investigation into child sexual assault and pornography. (Getty Images)

A Toronto man, 55, is charged with eight offences in an ongoing child sexual abuse investigation, police say. 

The accused was arrested on Tuesday after child exploitation investigators obtained a search warrant in the York area, near Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West. 

Police allege in 2012 the man was working at Toronto Western Hospital where he met a woman and befriended her child. 

He reportedly showed pornography to the child, sexually assaulted the victim and had inappropriate communications with the child, according to a news release Thursday. 

The accused has been charged with invitation to sexual touching, sexual interference, sexual assault, making sexually explicit material available to a child, luring a child under 18, attempting to make child pornography, making child pornography and breach of prohibition order.

He is scheduled to appear in a Toronto courtroom on Monday.