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(Updated 10:30 p.m., Feb. 5)
Orléans man accused of sexually assaulting five young children

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

A 54-year-old Orléans man has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault, sexual interference and possession of child pornography relating to five victims all under the age of 10.

Following a lead provided by he National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre last January, police opened an investigation into a child pornography video that had been uploaded to the Internet from a local server.

In September, police began a separate investigation into alleged sexual assaults on a boy under the age of 10 in the 1990s.

The two investigations appear to have led police to the same suspect living in the 8000 block of Jeanne d'Arc Blvd.

Police executed a search warrant at the residence on Tuesday, Feb. 2 leading to the arrest of OC Transpo driver and professional Elvis impersonator Dan Burgess, 54.

The accused was arraigned later the same day and charged with one count each of sexual assault, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography and making available child pornography.

On Wednesday, police charged Burgess with three additional counts of sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching relating to an incident involving a second boy under the age of 10 in 2003, and three counts each of sexual assault and sexual interference relating to three female victims all under the age of 10 in 1999.

Police now believe there may be other victims who have not yet come forward. They are asking anyone who may have information to contact the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5944 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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