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London “Monk” Facing More Sex Charges

A man who once presented himself as a pastor, monk, and a life coach is facing more allegations of sexual impropriety with a minor.

Huron OPP announced Tuesday that 54-year-old Kelly Laycox, who now lives in London, is charged with sexual assault and sexual interference with a person under 16. The investigation that led to the charges was launched in early October after police were notified of allegations of sexual offences involving a person under 16.

Police say they have identified five people who were allegedly victimized by Laycox dating back to 1976.

Laycox was charged in April of 2014 after police investigated an incident that happened in Goderich the previous month. He was charged with sexual assault, sexual interference with a person under 16, and making child pornography.

He had been self-employed as a counselor, tai chi teacher, and meditative skills instructor. He was commonly referred to as “Mr. Kelly” by his students.

Laycox is being held in custody and will appear in court in Goderich on January 25.

Huron OPP are still investigating and are asking anyone with any information to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 542-8314. Information can also be given anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.