Foster parent charged with sexual offences

An Airdrie man is facing multiple charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a youth that was once in his care.
Rodney James Marcynuik, 39, has been charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and sexual exploitation by a person in trust or authority after a man came forward claiming he was sexually abused while in foster care in the home.
He was arrested on Sept. 30.
Members of Calgary Police first heard the complaint in August and it is alleged the offences occurred between June 2003 and November 2008 in both Airdrie and Calgary, while the child lived with the accused.
Police believe 18 foster children, all boys, have lived under the care of Marcynuik and his wife between 2001 and 2010.
Police have not yet spoken with all 18 boys, but the investigation is ongoing.