A former youth badminton coach accused in a series of sexual assaults of young boys on Vancouver Island has been released on bail.
Harry Charles Sadd, 71, is facing 23 charges in connection with alleged sexual assaults that took place from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.
Sadd was arrested in August 2016 and charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy in the 1970s.
Then in June, he was arrested on 23 new charges, including 12 complainants who were between nine and 15-years-old when the alleged offences occurred.
The 23 new charges included eight counts of sexual assault, six counts of being a male person did indecently assault another male person, three counts of gross indecency, four counts of buggery or bestiality and two counts of assault with intent to commit buggery or indecent assault on a male.
Sadd is also charged with failing to comply with his bail conditions from Dec. 21, 2016 to June 10, 2017, by being at a public park, schoolyard, daycare centre, playground or other places where people under the age of 18 could be present. That offence is alleged to have happened in Saanich.
He is also charged with breaching a no-contact order with one of the complainants on June 3, 2017.