Police in Sarnia say a 45-year-old man is in custody and has been charged with 46 sex-related charges.

Robert Edward Broad was arrested shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday near George and Front Streets in Sarnia.

The investigation is ongoing, but police say the charges date back to August 2011 in Sarnia and other parts of Ontario.

The charges so far include sexual assault and forcible confinement.

A court order prohibits identifying the victims in the case.

Anyone with information on Broad or related to the case are asked to contact Det.-Const. Sean MacDonald at 519-344-8861 Ext. 6173 or 5300.