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Posted on Friday March 02, 2018



York Regional Police have charged a 64-year-old man from the City of Vaughan in connection with a sexual assault investigation involving a teenaged female student.

On February 23, 2018, York Regional Police began an investigation after receiving information about a teenage student who was reported to have been sexually assaulted by a teacher.  

The accused has been working as a high school science teacher with the York Catholic District School Board at a high school in the City of Markham since 1989. Investigators want to ensure that there are no additional victims and are asking anyone with information to please come forward.



Frank DEFINA, 64, of the City of Vaughan





  • Sexual Assault x2
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Sexual Interference

The accused will be appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on March 21, 2018.

A sexual assault includes any non-consensual contact of a sexual nature. York Regional Police encourages victims to report incidents of sexual assault, including historical offences.  There is no statute of limitations for sexual offences and offenders can be prosecuted well after the date of the offence. If someone is not ready to report, however is seeking support, please contact York Region Victim Services , the Cedar Centre or the Women’s Support Network or. Additional resources and information can also be found on our website

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7075, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at,