Kijiji hired educator and tutor charged with sexual assault in Hamilton, Ontario


Published November 24, 2023 at 5:48 am

Educator and tutor charged for sexual assault in Hamilton Ontario

A Hamilton man faces charges connected to a sexual assault involving a Kijiji ad.

Hamilton Police say they started an investigation after a report for a sexual assault.

The young person’s family responded to an advertisement on Kijiji offering tutoring services and hired the tutor, police said.

The young person’s family then reported the sexual assault.

On Thursday, (Nov, 23), 34-year-old Daniel Picone of Hamilton was arrested and charged with sexual assault and sexual interference, police said.

Picone will appear in court on Thursday, Dec. 21.

Confirmed reports indicate Picone was a post-secondary educator for several years. Investigators suspect the possibility of additional victims and urge anyone possessing relevant information to come forward and assist in the ongoing inquiry.

If you have any information that you believe could assist investigators into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Ferguson at 905-540-6253 or Detective Sergeant Wiley at 905-540-6375.

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