Police seek possible victims in historic sex assault

OTTAWA – Ottawa police have charged a man with historic sexual assaults on children and are now looking for other possible victims.

“Today, the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) Sexual Assault and Child Abuse (SACA) Section charged an Ottawa man following an investigation into allegations of sexual assault involving children,” the OPS released in a statement today (Jan. 28).

 In August 2020, a police investigation was commenced into an incident that occurred in 1998 involving a young girl. As a result of this investigation, a 1985 investigation by Ottawa police was re-opened involving another young girl and the same man.

“Investigators found both incidents occurred at the man’s home with children who were between four and 10 years old at the time,” the OPS said.

David Antonio Wilson, 57 of Ottawa, is charged with two counts of sexual assault, one count gross indecency and one count sexual interference.

“He is currently in custody awaiting show cause court,” the OPS said. “SACA investigators are concerned there could be other victims.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.