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Manitoba Man Charged in Alleged Sexual Assaults from 1980s

March 14, 2022 1:11 PM | News

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Winnipeg police have charged a man as part of a historical sexual assault investigation relating back to the 1980s.

Police say a survivor of a sexual assault contacted them in December 2021 and officers were able to identify two additional survivors. It’s alleged the assaults took place in various locations within Winnipeg.

The survivors, all three of which are now adults, were known to the accused when they were children at the time.

Police arrested Joseph Floyd Delaney, 65, of Lundar, Manitoba on February 24.

Const. Rob Carver said during a media briefing that the assaults are said to have occurred in different parts of Winnipeg.

“There were multiple points of assaults that occurred within the city ranging in gamut from residences to large organized places,” said Carver.

Delaney has been charged with three counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference, two counts of invitation to sexual touching, assault and gross indecency.

He has been released to appear in court at a later date.

Police say the accused was involved with church group theatre productions in southwest Winnipeg when the assaults occurred. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-3296 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).