Former Brampton hockey coach charged in historic sexual assault case
Peel Regional Police released this current photo of Douglas John Russell, arrested in connection with an historical sexual assault investigation. (Peel Regional Police handout)
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:58PM EST
A former Brampton hockey coach has been charged in an historic sexual assault investigation dating back to the 1990s.
Peel Regional Police allege that in 1992 and 1993, two teenage hockey players were sexually assaulted on two separate occasions by their coach.
After launching an investigation into the allegations, police say 57-year-old Douglas John Russell was arrested.
Russell has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual exploitation.
Russell has been a hockey coach in Peel Region since the early 1980s and police say they believe there could be more victims who have not yet come forward.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call investigators at the Special Victims Unit at 905-453-2121, ext. 3460.