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Friday, 31 October 2014

Special Needs Assistant charged with Sexual Assault, Police believe there may be more victims

Police have arrested and charged a Special Needs Assistant in connection with a sexual assault investigation into allegations that occurred between 2010-2011:
On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, investigators from 22 Division arrested a Special Needs Assistant in connection with a Sexual Assault investigation into allegations occurring between October 2010 and December 2011.

It is alleged that:
  • the man worked with children at Martingrove Collegiate Institute
  • he worked with children with special needs
  • he sexually assaulted a girl, 13, on numerous occasions

Richard Ford, 43, of Toronto, has been charged with:
  1. two counts of Sexual Assault
  2. two counts of Sexual Interference
  3. two counts of Invitation to Sexual Touching
  4. two counts of Sexual Exploitation
Police believe there may be more victims.

Anyone with information can contact the Police at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave a Tip on Facebook.

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 the Toronto Police Sex Crimes website.
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