Music teacher charged in "historic" Toronto sexual assault investigation: police

Nov 14 2019, 3:13 pm

A 72-year-old music teacher has been arrested and charged in connection to a historic sexual assault case, according to police.

Investigators say between January 13, 1997, and December 31, 1997, a man sexually assaulted a 13-year-old student during music lessons at his home.

On Wednesday, November 13, an arrest was made in the case 22 years later.

Police say, John Thomas, who goes by the name Juan Thomas, was charged with sexual interference and sexual assault.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday morning.

Police say Thomas is a self-employed music teacher operating in the area of Wilson Avenue and Bathurst Street.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the case to contact police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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