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VIOLIN TEACHER CHARGED IN HISTORICAL SEXUAL ASSAULTS AGAINST A CHILD

Posted on Tuesday January 12, 2021

 

York Regional Police have charged a 48-year-old man from the City of Markham, in connection with historical sexual offences committed over several years against a child.  

In December, 2020, police began an investigation into a private music teacher after a victim came forward to report historical sexual assaults that occurred during music lessons at the teacher’s residence from 2008 to 2016, beginning when she was approximately eight years old.

The accused has been teaching music lessons in his home for many years and investigators believe there may be more victims.  He has lived in Markham since 2011.  From 1997 to 2011 he resided in Scarborough and prior to 1997, he resided in London. 

Charged:

  • Angus WONG, 48, of the City of Markham

 

              

Charge:

  • Sexual Assault x2
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Sexual Interference- Person Under 16 x2
  • Invitation to Sexual Touching Under 16 x2

 

The accused was arrested on January 7, 2021. He was released on bail and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket again on February 23, 2021.

A sexual assault includes any non-consensual contact of a sexual nature. York Regional Police would like to encourage anyone who feels they may have been a victim of a sexual assault to come forward and report the incident to police. There is no statute of limitations for sexual offences and offenders can be prosecuted well after the date of the offence. If you are the survivor of sexual assault, you can report the incident online if:

  • You are not in immediate danger
  • The person who assaulted you is not present
  • There is no evidence present that may be collected by police (blood, semen, saliva, etc.). Evidence can be collected for up to 12 days after the sexual assault has occurred
  • You have access to a private email address, to which the suspect does not

If someone is not ready to report, however is seeking support, please contact York Region Victim Services victimservices-york.org or the Women’s Support Network womenssupportnetwork.ca. Additional resources and information can be found on our website http://www.yrp.ca/en/services/resources/sexualassaultsurvivorsguide.pdf.

Anyone with information is asked to call the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7071 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.