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Ongoing Historic Sexual Assault investigation,
Wilson Avenue and Bathurst Street area,
John Thomas "Juan Tomas", 72, facing two charges

Broadcast time: 07:15
Thursday, November 14, 2019

32 Division

Case #: 2019-1577823

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in an ongoing historic Sexual Assault Investigation.

It is alleged that:

- between January 13, 1997 and December 31, 1997, a man sexually assaulted a student during music lessons from his home

- the student was 13 years old at the time

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, John Thomas (Juan Tomas), 72, of Toronto, was arrested. He has been charged with:

1) Sexual Interference
2) Sexual Assault

He is scheduled to appear in court at 1000 Finch Avenue West, on Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:00 a.m., room 306.

John Thomas, who also goes by the name "Juan Tomas", was/is self-employed as the o/operator of Music lessons Guitar in the area of Wilson Avenue and Bathurst Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Brian Martell, 32 Division