Church Deacon Charged In Sexual Assault

By Jenifferjit Sidhu

(TORONTO, ON) – The Toronto Police Service are making the public aware of an arrest in a sexual assault investigation. It is alleged that on January 17, a 20 year-old man was lured into the basement of the Mount Zion Filipino Seventh-day Adventist Church, at 140 St Regis Road, where the man was sexually assaulted.

On April 28, Nonie Abrece, 33 of Toronto, was arrested and charged with sexual assault. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 9.

Abrece is currently a Deacon at the Mount Zion Filipino Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Police believe there may be other victims.

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