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Man charged in historical Sexual Assault investigation,
David Ronald Stanford, 72, facing three charges

Broadcast time: 17:30
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

55 Division

Case #: 2019-265842

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest in a historical sexual assault investigation.

It is alleged that:

- between the summer of 1973 to the summer of 1983, a man sexually assaulted a student after school

- the student was between the age of 9 and 18 at the time of the alleged assaults

On Tuesday, August 25, 2020, David Ronald Stanford 72, of Toronto, was arrested.

He was charged with:

1. Indecent Assault on Male
2. Indecency
3. Buggery

He is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 2 p.m., room 505.

David Ronald Stanford was an employee of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), working as a teacher at Williamson Road Junior Public School at the time of the alleged assaults. He is presently retired from the TDSB.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5504, 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 or Google Play.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Al Flis, 55 Division