Toronto pastor arrested, charged with sexual assault of teen girl: police
21st December 2018

Toronto police have arrested and charged a pastor with sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in three separate alleged incidents.

Daniel George, 51, from Shelburne, Ont., was arrested on Dec. 9 for sexual assault, sexual exploitation and failure to comply with recognizance.

Investigators said the incidents occurred between Oct. 5 and Nov. 22, 2018. He’s set to appear in court next week.

Police said he is a pastor at the School of Wisdom Outreach Temple, which is located at Jane Street and Haney Avenue, just west of the Stockyards.

Officers said George is known to frequent the areas of Brampton, Toronto, Shelburne, and Montreal.

Toronto police spokesperson Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook said they’re making the public known of the incident because they believe there may be more victims.

“Obviously this is a person in a position of trust, and the person he allegedly assaulted is a minor,” Cook said. “So obviously this is something of great concern. That’s why we’re making the public aware.”

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

— With files from Jamie Mauracher

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