Man who lived in Oshawa accused of sexually assaulting three young girls from the 1980s to 2019


Published June 16, 2023 at 4:15 pm

A man who once lived in Oshawa, but now calls Pefferlaw home, has been arrested after he was accused of sexually assaulting three young girls over a nearly 40-year period.

Two victims came forward to York Regional Police investigators on May 1 with allegations the same man had sexually assaulted them as kids. The allegations begin back in the early 1980s. Through their investigation, police learned of a third victim who alleged an assault in 2019.

All three victims were between 8 and 11 years old when they were assaulted.

The accused, Harvey Kenneth Jackson, 79, is charged with five counts of sexual assault, three counts of gross indecency, and two sexual interference. Police have issued multiple pictures of Jackson from over the last five decades in an effort to find further victims.

Jackson lived in numerous areas over the period of the allegation including Oshawa, Georgina, McMurrich Monteith up near Parry Sound, Cambridge, and the State of Michigan.

Investigators stressed sexual assault is any non-consensual contact of a sexual nature. There is no statute of limitations on the crime and assaults from even decades ago can be reported anytime. For survivors who are unable or unwilling to report their assault to police can access help from York Victims Services.

Anyone with information pertinent to the investigation can call York Regional Police Special Victims Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7071, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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