Recently a number of adult female victims came forward to SAU investigators, reporting allegations of sexual assault, some allegations dating back to 15 years ago. The accused held the role as both a volunteer and staff member at GATE 3:16 in Oshawa, a refuge and shelter. The victims were clients of GATE 3:16, where the accused was employed.
Investigators launched a thorough and historical investigation into these allegations and have recently concluded their investigative findings with the charging of the accused.
Earl Sanderson, age 67, of Hwy 12, Saintfield (Scugog Township) is charged with Sexual Assault x4. The accused was held for a bail hearing.
The accused worked at GATE 3:16 as both a volunteer and member of staff between 1995 and 2012. He had a number of roles, including teaching and counseling. Investigators want to ensure there are no other victims.