Huron County OPP say they’ve laid charges against a former scout troop leader in connection with four alleged historical sexual assaults.

Martin Cretier, 71, is charged with four counts of indecent assault and four counts of gross indecency under the Criminal Code of 1977.

According to police, Cretier was the leader of a scout troop based in Wingham in the late 1970s.

Through that activity, they say, he met two young teenage boys and sexually assaulted them in locations near Wingham.