The Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse (SACA) Section has charged a 41-year-old man as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of child sexual assaults.
The investigation began on February 1, when an alleged victim came forward to report abuse.
Danyiel "Dan" Walker, 41, of Ottawa, has been charged with 37 criminal offences:
- Aggravated sexual assault
- Sexual assault
- Sexual exploitation
- Sexual interference
- Sexual interference with a person under the age of 14 years
- Sexual interference with a person under the age of 16 years
- Permit person under 14 years old on premises for sexual activity
- Permit person under 16 years old on premises for sexual activity
- Secretly observe and record person nude, sexual exploitation
- Corrupting children
- Making sexually explicit material available to a child
- Expose genitals to a person under 16 years old for a sexual purpose
- Indecent act
- Invitation to sexual touching
- Invitation to sexual touching under 14 years old
- Invitation to sexual touching under 16 years old
- Commit an indecent act with intent to insult or offend another
(per Criminal Code charges existing at the time of the offences)
These charges relate to multiple alleged incidents, involving four male victims ranging in age from 6 to 24 years old, including a child with disabilities. The incidents are alleged to have happened in Ottawa between 2004 and 2019.
Police say the alleged victims came forward based on a January news release regarding the accused, where charges were laid by the OPS Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) in relation to Child Pornography charges.
Walker will appear in court Friday for a bail hearing.
Investigators are concerned there could be more victims and ask anyone with information related to this case to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Major Case Management Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5760. Tips may also be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers, toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or downloading the Ottawa Police app.