Former Zodiac Swim School and Felix Swim School swimming instructor Oscar Piedrasanta has been accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old child over a two-year period, leading to his arrest.
Police say 49-year-old Piedrasanta was arrested on Thursday by officers from the Child and Youth Advocacy Centre. He has since been charged with one count of sexual assault, sexual interference, and sexual exploitation.
Toronto Police believe that the alleged sexual assaults began in 2013 and continued until this year.
CP24 reported that the assaults on the alleged victim stopped when the victim stopped attending swimming lessons with the suspect.
Police believe that this incident is not isolated and could be one of many They believe that it’s likely that there are more victims who have not yet stepped forward.
Police said that Piedrasanta worked at the Zodiac Swim School from 2009 to 2013 at two separate locations – 160 Steeprock Dr. and 318 Lawrence Ave. E. In 2013 the accused took up a position with Felix Swim School, working at three locations within the city – 64 Baldwin St., 181 Broadview Ave., and 315 Osler St.
He is scheduled to appear in court at Toronto’s Old City Hall July 23.
Police are asking that anyone with information contact them at 416-808-2922 or Crime Stoppers at 416-22-TIPS (8477).