Delta man accused of sexually assaulting children deported from Australia

A Delta man who fled the country after being accused of sexually assaulting children is now back in police custody in British Columbia.

Jamieson Richard (Rick) Glendinning was escorted back to Vancouver by Australian authorities last week and immediately arrested by Delta police officers.

A warrant was issued for Glendinning after he failed to show up for a court appearance last June.

The man was arrested in October in Sydney, Australia.

Glendinning faces charges of indecent assault, gross indecency and sexual assault involving children dating back to when he was connected to the Tsawwassen Amateur Baseball Association for a decade starting in 1985.

Glendinning appeared before the court last Friday afternoon and will remain in custody until a Nov. 20 hearing in Surrey provincial court.

He was first arrested by Delta police and charged in September 2010 after three alleged victims came forward. At that time he was facing six charges.

In November of that year, Glendinning was arrested again and had three more charges added after two more alleged victims contacted investigators.

At the time, Delta police said the victims, both males and females, were elementary and high school aged at the time of the alleged assaults.

Glendinning, 63, had a decade-long affiliation with Tsawwassen Amateur Baseball Association between 1985 and 1995.