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Former Scouts volunteer charged with 32 sexual offences, Toronto police say

Police said Leo Reid, 68, of Oshawa was arrested on Nov. 5. Handout / Toronto Police

Toronto police say a former volunteer with the Scouts program has been arrested and charged with 32 sexual offences.

On Oct. 30, police report, a woman told officers that she had been sexually assaulted on multiple occasions by the same man.

Officials said that as officers investigated the case, a second woman told police that she, too, had been sexually assaulted multiple times by the individual.

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In a news release Friday, police said 68-year-old Leo Reid of Oshawa was arrested on Nov. 5 and charged with numerous sexual offences, including 12 counts of sexual assault and 10 counts of sexual exploitation.

Investigators said Reid was a volunteer with the Scouts program in Scarborough from 1995 to 1999.

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Police added that they believe there may be more victims and are asking anyone with information to contact them.

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Reid is scheduled to appear in a Toronto court on Nov. 22.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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