Barber charged with sexually abusing teen boys

A Toronto hairdresser has been charged with 12 new sex offences after his initial charges were upped when police identified two more victims.

Daniel O’Regan, 59, was accused of sexually abusing four teenage boys while working as a barber in Toronto between 1979 and 1985.

O’Regan, who is still being held at Scarborough Centre Jail, has now been charged with an additional five charges, according to Toronto police spokesperson Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook.

“During the course of this investigation, several new victims came forward — which led to the additional charges,” she said.

O’Regan will appear in court on Monday.

Police were first made aware of O’Regan’s initial charges in December last year. He was charged with five counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual exploitation, and is currently being held in custody at Scarborough Centre Jail.

In a statement, Toronto police said O’Regan’s allegations were “extremely disturbing,” and encouraged anyone with information to contact them.

O’Regan’s lawyer did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment on Saturday.

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