Police Beat

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.

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 222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or leave a tip on Facebook.


Police are asking the public to help find a missing boy last seen Monday night near Queen and Woodbine.

Anthony Runsewe, 15, is described as black, 5’10, with a medium build and black hair in braids or an afro. He was wearing a black jacket and black jeans before he went missing.

Runsewe was last seen at about 9:15 p.m. near Queen Street East and Brookmount Road, which is a few blocks west of Woodbine Avenue.

Police say he may be heading to Scarborough.

Anyone with information is asked to call 55 Division police at 416-808-5500, or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers.

Thieves broke into several boats stored at Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club over the March 14-15 weekend.

Police at 55 Division are advising owners to check on their boats and report any break-ins to the Toronto Police Service and the ABYC club office.

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