A former Toronto teacher and hockey coach has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault investigation dating back to the 1970s.

Police allege that a now 76-year-old man was employed as an elementary school teacher in Toronto between 1970 and 1990 where he, at some point, sexually assaulted one of his young male students.

They say the suspect was also a hockey coach during that time.

Though it is not clear when police began investigating the alleged offences, police said a suspect was arrested by officers with the Ontario Provincial Police on Oct. 21 and transported to Toronto.

James David Hicks, now of Sudbury, has been charged with one count of sexual assault on a person under 16 years old.

He was expected to make an appearance in court on Oct. 22.

Police are concerned there may be more victims and urge anyone with information about this investigation to call police at 416-808-5404 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).