A former group home worker is charged with sexually assaulting people with cognitive and physical disabilities between 2009 and 2013.
Police received information about the alleged crimes Feb. 7 and investigators with the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit – Sexual Assault Section identified eight men and women who were victims. The accused was arrested the same day.
The accused worked for Christian Horizons in several group homes in York Region at the time of the alleged crimes. All of the charges stem from incidents in King Township.
Investigators are seek any other potential victims or witnesses who may have more information.
The accused will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket March 29.
Jose Munoz-De-Rueda, 44, of Alliston, is charged with eight counts of sexual assault.
A video of Constable Laura Nicolle speaking about this incident is available below.
Anyone with information is asked to call the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit – Sexual Assault Section at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7071, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, by leaving an anonymous tip online at , or by texting the tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.