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July 13, 2013 permalink
Alfred Lang has been accused of sexual offenses against Hamilton Ontario foster children. As usual with sexual offenses, the accusations are vague enough that they could be anything from asking for a kiss to forcible rape. Mr Lang was 72-74 years old at the time of the incidents, over the age limit for the worst offenses.
Hamilton man charged with assaulting two foster kids
A visitor of a Hamilton foster home has been charged with sexually assaulting two young children.
Alfred Lang, 82, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of invitation to sexual touching dating back to 2003 and 2005.
The charges came after a joint investigation by Hamilton Police and the Catholic Children's Aid Society into that specific home. Lang – who did not live in the home – was not a foster parent. He was never sanctioned to be a foster parent, police said.
The foster home no longer has children placed in the home. CCAS Director David Shea said this was the case before the charges were laid, and that no children were removed due to the investigation.
Shea would not say how many foster children have been placed in the home since 2003. Police believe there may have been more victims.
"I cannot comment at all on the case," Shea said Friday.
"We're making sure everybody's taken care of on our end but I really can't comment."
Lang was scheduled to have a bail hearing Friday afternoon.
Anyone with information on Lang or the home is asked to contact Detective Scott Moore, Hamilton Police Service Sexual Assault Unit at 905-546-4614.
Source: Hamilton Spectator