Former minor hockey coach charged with sexual assault

A former hockey coach in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield has been charged with several counts of sexual assault that date back to the 1980s.

André Thibeault was arrested Tuesday and appeared in court the same day. The now 69-year-old allegedly sexually assaulted boys between 1983 and 1985 in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.

According to investigators the assaults took place while he coached minor hockey teams in the area and while he worked as a driving instructor.

Police said over the years Thibeault has lived in Valleyfield, Mercier and currently lives in the Drummondville area, where he was arrested.

Anyone with information regarding Thibeault or his actions is asked to call the Sûreté du Québec at 1-800-659-4264.