York Regional Police have finally arrested a suspect in connection to the sexual assault of two young boys at Canada's Wonderland in 2002. Investigators with the YRP's Special Victims Unit - Cold Case Section, charged 62-year-old Roger Boisse, of Saint-Pierre, Quebec for the crimes. Both assaults allegedly took place at the Ontario amusement park 17 years ago.
According to police reports, an eight-year-old boy went to use the washroom in the waterpark area inside of Canada's Wonderland on August 27, 2002. When the boy entered the washroom, a man grabbed the boy and forced him inside of a bathroom stall, where he sexually assaulted him, states the police news release.
Hours later that same day, a seven-year-old boy entered a washroom near the park's exit when the same man took the boy into a stall and sexually assaulted him. At the time, investigators were unsuccessful in identifying a suspect, despite their tireless effort to bring the case to close.
Last year in September, investigators with York Regional Police's Special Victims Unit reviewed the case, and upon further investigation, identified a suspect. On March 19th of this year, Sûreté du Québec police officers arrested Boisse and transferred him to York Region.
Boisse has been charged by York Regional Police with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference, and one count of invitation to sexual touching. The accused has been released on bail and will appear in court in Newmarket, Ontario on May 16th.
York Regional Police remind the public that a sexual assault includes any non-consensual contact of a sexual nature, and encourages victims to report incidents of sexual assault, including historical offences. There is no statute of limitations for sexual offences and offenders can be prosecuted well after the date of the offence.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Sexual Assault Section at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7071, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.