A 67-year-old retired male teacher from Chatham has been arrested for alleged ‘historical’ sexual offences involving school-aged boys.

Chatham-Kent police say the allegations were reported to police earlier this month and following an investigation, officers arrested the suspect this week.

Jim Lekavy, 67, of Chatham has been charged with four counts of indecent assault on a male, three counts of sexual assault and one count of buggery dating back to the early 1980’s.

Lekavy was employed as an elementary school teacher for 39 years. He taught at Tilbury Area Public School, Romney Central Public School and Wheatley Public School.

He has been released with conditions pending a future court date of September 27, 2013.

Investigators say they want to ensure that there are no other victims. Anyone with information is urged to contact Const. Kate McArthur of the major crime unit at 519-380-6598 or via email at katem@chatham-kent.ca.