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Child Sexual Assault Alert,
Couple Charged in Home Daycare investigation,
Caledonia Park Road and Davenport Road area



Broadcast time: 12:30
Monday, June 8, 2020

Sex Crimes
416-808-2922

Case #: 2020-987527


The Toronto Police Service would like to advise the public of an ongoing Sexual Assault investigation.

It is alleged that:

- a 63-year-old man and his 60-year-old wife have been operating a home daycare for the last 30 years in the Caledonia Park Road and Davenport Road area,

- between 2017-2020, the man sexually assaulted a now 9-year-old girl on multiple occasions,

- between 2016-2020, the same man sexually assaulted a now 11-year-old girl on multiple occasions,

- the man’s wife became aware that her husband was sexually assaulting the girls,

- she, as the primary babysitter entrusted to be in charge of the girls, endangered the health of the children, failed to protect them and failed to report the abuse

On Friday, May 29, 2020, Jose Dias, 63, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1. Sexual Interference
2. Invitation to Sexual Touching
3, Sexual Assault

On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, after the second victim came forward, he was additionally charged with:

1. Sexual Interference
2. Invitation to Sexual Touching
3. Sexual Assault
4. Make Available Sexually Explicit Material to a Person Under 16 years-old

He is scheduled to appear in court, at Old City Hall, on Friday, August 21, 2020, at 10 a.m., room “L”.

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, Maria Alice Cruz, 60, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1. Two counts of Fail to Provide Necessaries of Life
2. Fail to Report a Child In Need of Protection

She is scheduled to appear in court, at Old City Hall, on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10 a.m., room “J”.

Police are concerned there may be other victims.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2922, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, 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 or Google Play.

The CYAC was opened in October 2013 and is comprised of specialized child abuse investigators from the Toronto Police Service, in collaboration with members of the Catholic Children's Aid Society, the Children's Aid Society of Toronto, the Hospital for Sick Children's Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Program (SCAN), Radius Child & Youth Services, and Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre.

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.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Shannon Murphy, Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, Sex Crimes Unit




Child Sexual Assault Alert,
Couple Charged in Home Daycare investigation,
Caledonia Park Road and Davenport Road area



Jose Dias, 63, charged in a Sexual Assault Investigation
Above: Jose Dias, 63, charged in a Sexual Assault Investigation




Child Sexual Assault Alert,
Couple Charged in Home Daycare investigation,
Caledonia Park Road and Davenport Road area



Maria Cruz, 60, charged in a Sexual Assault Investigation
Above: Maria Cruz, 60, charged in a Sexual Assault Investigation