08/21/2012 12:14 EDT | Updated 10/21/2012 05:12 EDT

Saint John, N.B., investigates sex assault allegation involving former cop

SAINT JOHN, N.B. - The city of Saint John, N.B., has called in a private investigator to address a sexual assault allegation against a former police officer who died seven years ago.

David Perry, of Toronto-based Investigative Solutions Network, says the city received a sexual assault complaint involving Sgt. Ken Estabrooks earlier this year that dates back to the 1970s.

Estabrooks died in 2005.

He was convicted in 1999 of indecent assault against four young people between 1957 and 1982 and received a six-year prison sentence.

(News 88.9, CHSJ)