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Toronto teacher charged with sexual assault; police say more victims possible

NEWS STAFF AND THE CANADIAN PRESS | posted Wednesday, Aug 5th, 2020

Toronto police have charged a teacher with sexually assaulting a minor and investigators are concerned there could be other alleged victims.

Police allege the teacher began talking to the boy over text or social media before meeting up in person, at which point the sexual assault took place.

The crime is alleged to have occurred on July 7, and the man was arrested on July 28.

Taher Saifuddin, 43, (pictured above) is charged with one count each of sexual assault, sexual exploitation, luring a minor and sharing explicit images with a person under the age of 18. He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 11.

He was last employed at Royal Crown Academic School in Toronto’s Scarborough area.

Police say he has worked at eight other schools since 2015:

  • Hanson International Academy between January 2015 and April 2015
  • Yorkville International Academy between October 2016 and June 2017
  • Merit Education between June 2016 and July 2016 and July 2017 and August 2017
  • Madinatul Uloom Academy between September 2017 – June 2018
  • Bond International College between September 2018 and January 2019
  • Progressive Training College of Business between February 12, 2019 and February 22, 2019
  • Westfield Secondary School between February 2019 and June 2019
  • Yorkville High School between August 2019 and September, 2019
  • Royal Crown Academy School between August 2019 and May 29, 2020


Anyone who might have information on other potential incidents is being asked to come forward.


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