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Friday September 27th, 2013

Posted at 3:41pm

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A retired male teacher who was arrested on September 11th for alleged historical sexual offences involving a school aged male child now faces more charges.

Jim Lekavy, 67 years of Chatham was charged with four counts of indecent assault on a male, three counts of sexual assault and one count of buggery dating back to the early 1980’s. He was released with conditions.

Yesterday, police say that he was arrested again as a result of four new male victims coming forward.

He is now facing the additional charges of eleven counts of gross indecency, three counts of sexual assault, three counts of indecent assault on a male, two counts of sexual exploitation, one count of uttering threats dating back between 1973 and 1991.

He was released with conditions pending a future court date of October 25th 2013.

Lekavy was employed as an elementary school teacher for 39 years and taught at Tilbury Area Public School, Romney Central Public School and Wheatley Public School.

Investigators want to ensure that there are no other victims. Anyone with information is urged to contact Constable Kate McArthur of the Major Crime Unit at 519-380-6598 or via email at [email protected]

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