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The 68-year-old owner of a Brampton boxing gym faces 52 criminal charges stemming from historic sexual assault allegations, Peel Regional Police announced Thursday. Police are appealing for anyone with information to com forward.

Peel police say they believe there may be more victims

A Peel Regional Police shoulder patch is seen in Mississauga on July 1, 2023.
Police say they believe there may be more victims of the historical sexual assaults at the Brampton boxing gym, King of the Ring. (Arlyn McAdorey/The Canadian Press)

The 68-year-old owner of a Brampton boxing gym faces 52 criminal charges stemming from historic sexual assault allegations, Peel Regional Police announced Thursday.

Ajaz Khan, president and owner of King of the Ring, was arrested in Wasaga Beach, Ont., where police say he is from, following the execution of a search warrant on March 27.

During the 20 years Khan’s Brampton boxing club has been open, police say “it is alleged that he committed numerous sexual assaults on multiple youth victims.”

Khan’s charges include child pornography, sexual interference, sexual assault and corrupting a minor, police said. 

Peel police believe there may be more victims and are asking victims to come forward. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Special Victims Unit, or submit information anonymously via Crime Stoppers.

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Saloni Bhugra joined CBC News as a Donaldson Scholar in May 2022. She has since worked with News Network, World Report, World This Hour, and CBC Calgary. Bhugra established a permanent CBC bureau in Lethbridge until she returned to Toronto and started working with Metro Morning. Bhugra is now CBC’s Brampton bureau reporter. Contact her by email at Saloni.bhugra@cbc.ca.

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