Former Teacher, James David Hicks, 76, charged with 1970 Sexual Assault

James David Hicks, 76, charged with 1970 Sexual Assault

Toronto, Ontario – The Toronto Police Service is alerting the public to an arrest in a historical Sexual Assault investigation.

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It is alleged that:

– in 1970, a man sexually assaulted a boy

– the man was the boy’s elementary school teacher

James David Hicks was employed as a teacher in Toronto at Chester Public School from 1966 until 1969 and at George Webster Elementary School from 1969 onward into the 1970s. He continued to teach in Toronto until the 1990s and was also a sports coach including hockey, soccer and baseball.

A photograph from 1968 is now available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

BACKGROUND:

The Toronto Police Service is alerting the public to an arrest in a historical Sexual Assault investigation.

It is alleged that:

– in 1970, a man sexually assaulted a boy

– the man was the boy’s elementary school teacher

On Friday, October 21, 2016, James David Hicks, 76, of Sudbury, was arrested by the OPP and transported to Toronto. He was charged with:

1) Sexual Assault on a Person Under 16 Years of Age

He appeared in court at Old City Hall, on Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10 a.m., room 111.

Police are concerned there may be other victims.

James David Hicks was employed as a teacher in Toronto during the 1970s through the 1990s and was also a hockey coach.

Case #: 2016-811955

Toronto Police Service


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