New charges against man accused of attempted sex assault in 1980s

A man who allegedly tried to sexually assault a 15-year-old boy at a hunting camp near Barry's Bay, Ont., more than three decades ago has now been charged in four other cases, police say.

Renfrew County OPP said Wednesday the 74-year-old Peterborough, Ont., man now faces charges of sexually assaulting or attempting to assault four other teenage boys at the same South Algonquin Township property.

The four boys were all either 17 or 18 years old, OPP said. The alleged assaults took place between 1980 and 1983, said police.

The man was first charged in December with administering a noxious substance and attempted sexual assault after the victim contacted police about the incident in 2015.

OPP now say the man faces eight new charges in connection with the four other victims:

- four counts of administering a noxious substance.

- three counts of sexual assault.

- one count of attempted sexual assault.

After the initial charges were laid, OPP said they did not expect the suspect was involved in any other assaults.

The man is expected to appear in court in Killaloe, Ont., on April 26.