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Former Mountie faces sex charges involving child during 1960s in Cape Dorset

CAPE DORSET, Nunavut — Nunavut RCMP have charged a former Mountie with sex offences involving a child that stem back to the 1960s.

The charges follow a complaint filed by one person about alleged sexual assaults in Cape Dorset, a hamlet near the southern tip of Baffin Island.

Police say Lauren McKiel, who is 78, is charged with rape, indecent assault and having sex with someone under 14.

He is to appear in Iqaluit court on the charges on Sept. 14.

RCMP were not immediately available for comment.

Media reports say McKiel retired with the rank of superintendent.

The Canadian Press

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