Welland man facing charges in alleged sexual assaults dating back to 1974

Niagara police say a 62-year-old man is facing charges in alleged historical sexual assaults dating back more than 40 years.

Police say they became aware last year of alleged assaults that took place between 1974 and 1976.

On Friday, they say William Swayze of Welland turned himself in to police in connection to the alleged incidents.

He has been charged with four counts of indecent assault and gross indecency.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to come forward.