Police have charged a man from Whitchurch-Stouffville with sex crimes against children, and police believe there may be more victims.
53 year old Wayne Rose, is accused of assaulting children as young as 5 while he worked as a babysitter since the 80’s.
Police say Rose was also known to attend community functions dressed as Santa or the Easter Bunny.
- Sexual Assault x6
- Sexual Interference x10
- Sexual Exploitation
- Invitation to Sexual Touching
Investigators have released his photo and are urging anyone with information to give them a call.
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on July 10, 2018.
A sexual assault includes any non-consensual contact of a sexual nature. York Regional Police encourages victims to report incidents of sexual assault, including historical offences. There is no statute of limitations for sexual offences and offenders can be prosecuted well after the date of the offence. York Regional Police understands that while sexual assaults often cause long-lasting trauma, survivors may have difficulty speaking about incidents with friends, family members, or police officers. We want to bring sexual assault cases to a resolution by conducting professional and thorough investigations, while also providing assistance and the resources necessary to support victims during this period of recovery. If you are the survivor of sexual assault, you can report the incident online if:
- You are not in immediate danger
- The person who assaulted you is not present
- There is no evidence present that may be collected by police (blood, semen, saliva, etc.). Evidence can be collected for up to 12 days after the sexual assault has occurred
- You have access to a private email address, to which the suspect does not have access
If someone is not ready to report, however is seeking support, please contact York Region Victim Services victimservices-york.org or the Women’s Support Network womenssupportnetwork.ca. Additional resources and information can also be found on our website http://www.yrp.ca/en/services/resources/sexualassaultsurvivorsguide.pdf.
Anyone with information is asked to call the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit – Crimes Against Children Section at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7075, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com