Harry Charles Saad has been charged with 23 new counts in relation to historic sex assaults.
A former youth badminton coach accused in a series of historic sex assaults has been charged with 23 new counts relating to sex assaults of young boys that took place decades ago.
Harry Charles Sadd was arrested on these new charges yesterday (Tuesday).
In August of last year, VicPD's Special Victims Unit investigators announced they were searching for additional victims after arresting Sadd, a 70-year-old Victoria man, for a series of sexual assaults that took place in the late 1970s and continued for several years.
Since then, 12 additional victims have come forward. The victims are all men who were between the ages of 9 to 15 at the time the offences occurred. The investigation has revealed victims going back to the late 1960’s.
Sadd faces new charges include eight counts of sex assault, six counts of indecent assault of another male, three counts of gross indecency, four counts of buggery or bestiality, two counts of assault with intent to commit buggery or indecent assault on a male.
Some of the charges only existed at the time of the alleged offences and no longer have the same name under the Canada Criminal Code.
Harry Sadd is set to appear in court today (Wednesday).
If you have been victimized by Harry Charles Sadd, or if you have any information about his activities with children and have not yet spoken to police, officers are asking you to call the VicPD non-emergency line.