A 52-year-old Bluewater man is facing a number of charges in a sexual assault investigation.

Police say the accused has presented himself as a pastor, monk and a life coach, and volunteered at area schools and community groups.

Investigators say he has also been self-employed as a counsellor, tai chi teacher and meditative skills instructor.

Kelly Laycox is charged with sexual assault, sexual interference with a person under 16, and making child pornography.