Daycare Sexual Assault

By Detective Sergeant Gregory Payne,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 3:15 p.m. February 20, 2015

Police want the public to be aware of an investigation of continued sexual assaults of a girl for three years.

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Douglas Thorne, 65, has been charged with sexual assault of a girl. Police believe there may be more victims

It is alleged that a girl was enrolled in a home daycare on Glenburn Avenue

 when a man in the home, who was not the daycare operator, sexually assaulted the girl between 2008 and 2011

. The girl was eight years old when the assaults started


On February 18, Sex Crimes Child and Youth Advocacy Centre officers arrested Douglas Thorne, 65, of Toronto.

He is charged with four counts of sexual assault
, four counts of sexual interference
 and four counts of invitation to sexual touching.

Police believe there may be more victims.

The daycare later moved to Tucker Street, but is no longer operating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2922, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at   text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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