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.

READ MORE: Toronto police officer charged with sex assault after alleged Waterloo incident: SIU

Read next: Before and after satellite photos reveal devastation of Turkey earthquake

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.

Story continues below advertisement

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

READ MORE: Boy sexually assaulted at St. Michael’s College School ‘carries a very heavy stigma’: parents

Read next: 2 kids killed, man charged with murder after bus crashes into Montreal-area daycare

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.

Click to play video: 'Sentencing begins for three teens accused in St. Michales College School Sexual assaults'
Sentencing begins for three teens accused in St. Michales College School Sexual assaults

Sponsored content