Neil McNeil educational assistant charged with sexual exploitation of disabled student

Police have arrested a Neil McNeil High School staff member on sexual exploitation charges, and believe there may be more victims.

The accused worked at the East End boys-only Catholic school as an educational assistant. Police from 41 Division allege he lured and sexually exploited a student on numerous occasions.

On Friday, March 13, Patrick Persaud, 58, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with eight counts of sexual exploitation of a person with a disability. He made his first court appearance the same day.

Patrick Persaud
Patrick Persaud

Investigators believe there may be other victims. The accused previously worked at St. Sylvester Catholic School near Kennedy Road and Finch Avenue East, from 2005 to 2009.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or leave a tip on Facebook.

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