Members of the OPP's Sioux Lookout crime unit have been investigating allegations of historical sexual abuse in Sioux Lookout between the years of 1989-1991. Seven adult males have come forward with allegations of sexual assault that occurred, when they were under 16 years of age.

As a result of this investigation, Jack Wicksey, 65, of Los Fresno, Texas has been charged with nine counts of sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age contrary to section 271 of the Criminal Code and nine counts of sexual exploitation contrary to section 153(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

Under the direction of Det./Insp. Gerry Scherer of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, he was arrested in Texas on June 6, and he will be extradited to Canada, pending the conclusion of U.S. court proceedings.

Anyone with information about these -- or similar -- incidents involving the accused is asked to contact Det./Const. Amanda Maure at 807-737-2020 or 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.