An Essex County monk has been charged with sexual assault following an investigation by Windsor Police.

On July 21, 2016, police began an investigation into a possible historical sexual assault of a child by a monk at the Khemara Buddhist Temple located in the 5200 block of Howard Avenue.

Family of a child reported that the monk at their temple sexually assaulted the child on multiple occasions when she was 6 years old.

The incidents occurred approximately 2 years ago while at the temple.

Police are concerned there may be a potential for other victims.

Then Phan, 38, is charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference and one count of an indecent act.