More Victims of Historical Sexual Assault?

By 54 Division,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 10:50 a.m. October 27, 2016
Updated: 1:10 p.m. October 27, 2016

Investigators are concerned there may be more victims after charging a man with sexual assault

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James David Hicks been charged with sexual assault on a person under 16

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

It is alleged that in 1970, a teacher sexually assaulted a boy.

James David Hicks, 76, of Sudbury, was charged with Sexual Assault of a Person under 16.

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 or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World. 

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