December 20, 2018 2:15 pm
Updated: December 20, 2018 8:33 pm

Toronto pastor arrested, charged with sexual assault of teen girl: police

WATCH ABOVE: Fifty-one-year-old Toronto Pastor Daniel George has been charged with sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a 16-year-old girl. Jamie Mauracher reports.


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.

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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.

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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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