Ottawa

Man faces sexual assault-related charges from 1978 to 1999

An Ottawa man is facing more than two dozen sexual assault-related charges involving three alleged victims between 1978 and 1999, police say.

3 alleged victims were between 13, 18 years old at the time, Ottawa police say

An Ottawa man is facing more than two dozen sexual assault-related charges involving three alleged victims between 1978 and 1999, police say.

Ottawa police arrested 63-year-old Derek McKay on Monday, according to a media release issued Tuesday.

Derek McKay was released on bail Tuesday after being charged with more than two dozen sexual assault-related offences. (CBC)

McKay was charged with more than 24 offences, including:

  • Sexual assault.
  • Forcible confinement.
  • Mischief.
  • Committing an indecent act.

The investigation into McKay began in March, police said.

The alleged victims were between 13 and 18 years old at the time of the incidents, which police say took place in Ottawa over a 21-year period, from 1978 to 1999.

Investigators believe there could be other victims.

McKay appeared in court Wednesday and was released on bail. None of the allegations against him has been proven in court.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa police sexual assault and child abuse unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944, or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS), toll free at 1-800-222-8477.