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Friday, August 25, 2006                                                                                       View Comments

Pastor charged with sex assault

An Orangeville, Ont., pastor has been charged by the Toronto police sex crimes unit in relation to sexual assaults of a woman between 1997 and 2005.

Police allege at the time of the offences, the suspect was a United Church minister at the Manor Road United Church in Toronto and Mono Mills United Church in Orangeville.

Police allege while serving in his capacity as a minister and counsellor, he sexually assaulted a woman, now 52, and police believe there may be other victims.

William Brian Major has been charged with three counts of sexual assault.

Major is currently a pastor at Mono Mills United Church in Orangeville.

He is scheduled to appear in Toronto court on Oct. 3.