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Ex-N.S. pastor charged with sex assault in Ontario

A former Nova Scotia pastor is facing multiple charges in connection with sexual assaults against two children.

York Regional Police arrested Richard Rose concluding a six-day investigation after a man told police about an incident that occurred when he was a child, said a police news release.

The 59-year-old Port Colborne, Ont., resident faces four counts each of sexual assault and sexual interference.

During the investigation, police took on additional reports made to the Niagara Regional Police Service that allegedly happened in Port Colborne in 2017.

Rose lived in Markham, Ont., from 1991 to 2015, where he was a pastor and hockey team manager. He also operated a daycare out of his home, said police.

Previously, the 59-year-old was a pastor in Nova Scotia.

The accused has had “access to children in multiple areas of his life,” stated police.

“Investigators are releasing an image of the accused to ensure that there are no further victims.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact York Regional Police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7071, or Crime Stoppers.

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