Former Ontario summer camp director accused of grooming, sexual assault in lawsuits

By Sonja Puzic THE CANADIAN PRESS A private summer camp in Ontario and its former director are facing two lawsuits alleging sexual abuse dating back to the 1990s. The lawsuits allege David Latimer, who until recently was a longtime director of Kilcoo Camp in Minden, Ont., sexually assaulted a camp attendee in the early 1990s and a young camp employee in the late 2000s. The suits from the attendee and former staffer both accuse Latimer, 61, of grooming, manipulating and sexually assaulting the plaintiffs, while the camp is accused of failing to protect them. “Latimer was in a special position of power, authority, and trust,” both lawsuits say. The plaintiffs, the suits claim, were “dependent on and uniquely vulnerable to Latimer.” The allegations have not been proven in court. Latimer’s…

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