Halifax man faces sex charges related to alleged assaults dating back to 1988

Police have charged a 53-year-old Halifax man with sex offences that occurred between 1988 and 1991 in Halifax, Dartmouth and East Petpeswick.

Donald Paul Henderson faces 1 charge of sexual assault, 4 charges of sexual exploitation

Donald Paul Henderson, 53, is facing charges related to alleged sex offences police say occurred between 1988 and 1991 in Halifax, Dartmouth and East Petpeswick, N.S. (Facebook)

Police have charged a Halifax man with sex offences alleged to have occurred between 1988 and 1991 in Halifax, Dartmouth and East Petpeswick.

Donald Paul Henderson, 53, faces one count of sexual assault, two counts of being in a position of trust and touching a young person for a sexual purpose and two counts of being in a position of trust and inviting a young person to touch for a sexual purpose.

Halifax Regional Police said they received multiple complaints this past spring and summer related to the alleged offences.

Police said the suspect and the alleged victims were known to each other but they would not say how many complainants have come forward.

In a statement Thursday, the Maskwa Aquatic Club in Halifax said it was aware that criminal charges had been laid against a former employee who has not worked at the club since around 1997.

"Maskwa is taking these accusations seriously and will fulfil our legal obligations to co-operate with authorities during the course of the investigation," said Debbie Spencer, commodore for the club on Kearney Lake.

Henderson has been released by police and must stay away from any place frequented by children, notify police of a change of address or occupation, remain away from children under 16 except when in the company of their parent and not communicate with three individuals.

Henderson is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court on Nov. 6.