Youth hockey, baseball coach charged with sexual assault: Peel police

Police said the suspect was arrested on Dec. 3. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Peel Regional Police say a youth hockey and baseball coach has been charged with sexual assault.

Police said officers were recently approached by a “young victim” regarding ongoing inappropriate text messages which began in the spring of 2018 and ended with a man being arrested on Dec. 3.

Investigators said 55-year-old Eduart Pacheco of Brampton was charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, and criminal harassment. He appeared in court on Dec. 4.

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Officers said Pacheco was a coach for a youth hockey team up until the time of his arrest. He has also served as a youth baseball coach in Brampton.

Investigators said they are concerned there may be additional victims in this case.

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Police asked anyone who has come into contact with Pacheco and who believes they were the victim of a crime to contact Peel police’s special victims unit at (905) 453–2121 ext. 3460 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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