TCDSB caretaker charged in sexual assault investigation, police say

A Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) caretaker has been charged in a sexual assault investigation, police say.

Toronto police said in a news release Wednesday that between June 1, 2019, and Dec. 31, 2019, a man employed as a TCDSB caretaker at St. Maurice Catholic School in the area of Kipling Avenue and Dixon Road asked a female student to “engage in sexual activity with him.”

Last Thursday, 52-year-old Brampton resident Ugester Prashad was arrested and subsequently charged with two counts of invitation to sexual touching.

He’s scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 22.

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Police said Prashad has worked as a caretaker at the TCDSB since 2002 at the following schools:

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– St. Roch Catholic School on Duncanwoods Drive
– Dante Alighieri Academy on Playfair Avenue
– Regina Mundi Catholic School on Playfair Avenue
– St. Maurice Catholic School on Kingsview Boulevard

Officers said their investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2922 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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