The OPP have arrested and are charging 69-year-old Edward Essa of Cochrane, Ontario with several sex-related offences stemming from an investigation that began back on January 20th of this year.

Officers say the investigation was looking into a historical assault charge which took place roughly 20 years ago.

The accused was held pending a bail hearing according to James Bay OPP.

Police are asking anyone with more information regarding this or a related incident to contact James Bay OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 705-335-2238.