Physiotherapist charged with sexually assaulting teen client in Whitby

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A 30-year-old physiotherapist has been charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old client in Whitby.

Durham Regional Police said they were contacted by the victim and her family on March 22.

Police said the teenage girl was assaulted twice at the same Whitby clinic this year.

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The accused, identified as Anup Pednekar of Pickering, was arrested on March 28 and charged with two counts each of sexual assault and sexual exploitation.

Police said the man also worked in Etobicoke, Scarborough and the Markham area as a physiotherapist.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Det. Hancock of the Major Crime/Sexual Assault Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5341 or Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


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