NRPS Sexual Assault Unit lay charges in historic sexual assault allegations

Niagara Regional Police are laying sexual assault charges against a Welland man in regards to incidents between 1974 to 1976. 

Police say they were contacted in late 2017 with the allegations. 

An investigation has lead to 62 year old William Swayze facing a host of charges, including indecent assault on a female, indecent assault on a male and two gross indecency charges. 

Police say Swayze turned himself in and will remain in custody following a bail hearing yesterday. 

Investigators have reason to believe there are more victims connected to this suspect; they are asking anyone with information to come forward and contact Detective Constable Brandon Southcott at (905) 688-4111, ext. 9358.