An Ottawa woman is charged with a historical sexual assault against an 11-year-old boy who was being cared for at a child care centre at the University of Ottawa.

Francine Desormeaux, 50, is charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of gross indecency that took place in 1986 and 1987. The woman worked as a child care worker at the university at the time of the incident.

Desormeaux was arrested on Tuesday and was released Wednesday following a brief court appearance.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Ottawa police at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-TIPS.