Man charged in Sexual Exploitation investigation (Apr. 29, 2015)

Man charged in Sexual Exploitation investigation,
Patrick Persaud, 58,
Police believe there may be more victims,
Update,
Additional charges

On Thursday, March 19, 2015, the Toronto Police Service made the public aware of an arrest in a Sexual Exploitation investigation.

It was alleged that:

– a man was employed as an Educational Assistant at Neil McNeil High School, 127 Victoria Park Avenue

– he lured and sexually exploited a student on numerous occasions

On Friday, March 13, 2015, Patrick Persaud, 58, of Toronto, was arrested. He was charged with:

1) eight counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Person With Disability

Prior to working at Neil McNeil High School, he worked at St. Sylvester Catholic School, 260 Silver Springs Boulevard from 2005 to 2009.

Since his initial arrest, another victim has come forward.

It is further alleged that:

– during 2013, a 17-year-old boy was sexually assaulted and exploited

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Patrick Persaud was further charged with:

1) Sexual Assault
2) Sexual Exploitation Of Person With Disability

He was scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 10 a.m., room 412.

Police believe there may be more victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes website.

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