The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a multi-jurisdictional Historical Sexual Assault investigation. The alleged incidents occurred between 1977 and 1983, mainly in the area of Parham, Ontario at Sagamore Farm group home.
It is alleged that:
– three boys between 10 and 12 were staying at Sagamore Farm group home
– all three boys were sexually assaulted by a man who worked at the farm
On Thursday, August 21, 2014, Philip Wood, 63, of Toronto, was arrested in relation to this investigation. Philip Wood was charged with the following offences:
1) four counts of Gross Indecency
2) four counts of Indecent Assault Male
He is scheduled to appear in court at College Park, on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 9 a.m.
During the time of the alleged assaults, he was working in a position of trust and authority at Sagamore Farm.
Police believe there may be more victims.