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Man arrested in alleged daycare sex assault

02/20/2015 03:06 EST | Updated 04/22/2015 05:59 EDT
Toronto police have arrested a 65-year-old man they allege sexually assaulted a girl at a daycare between 2008 and 2011.

Police say the girl was enrolled in a home daycare on Glenburn Avenue, northeast of St. Clair Avenue East and Victoria Park Avenue. The man was in the home but he was not the daycare operator. The girl was eight years old when the assaults started, according to police.

Douglas Thorne, 65, of Toronto, was arrested and faces 12 charges:

- four counts of sexual assault

- four counts of sexual interference

- four counts of invitation to sexual touching

Police say there may be more victims, and urge them to come forward. The daycare later moved to Tucker Street in the same area, but is no longer operating.

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