A former Toronto police sergeant accused of sexually assaulting 10 young females has been hospitalized with a health ailment.

Donald MacCullum, 53, of Mississauga was supposed to enter a plea in connection with the offences yesterday in a Brampton courtroom.

Instead, an arrest warrant was issued with discretion effective for his next court date of Sept. 25.

He faces two counts each of sexual assault and interference involving 10 different victims, aged five to 15, between 1996 and 2003.

Lawyer Harry Black told the court his client went into hospital Tuesday night. Until then it was expected he would appear in court. Judicial sources confirmed a plea was expected.

“He’s got serious internal health problems,” Black said outside the Brampton courtroom.

He wouldn’t reveal any specifics but Crown prosecutor revealed outside the courtroom that the now retired officer was suffering from a bladder problem.