Toronto police charged 64-year-old Phuoc Van, a volunteer at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church with sexual assaults. Photo courtesy of Toronto Police Service

Toronto church volunteer faces sexual assault charges

  • July 11, 2017

Toronto Police have charged a St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church volunteer with sexual assaults on four people between the ages of 12 and 21.

The assaults took place over the last year in relation to Church activities or events, said a Toronto Police Service release.

The archdiocese is asking anyone who has information which might help police to call Crime Stoppers at (416) 808-2922 where they may speak up anonymously, or go online at, or phone (416) 222-TIPS (8477).

The archdiocese has had a program in place to screen parish volunteers since 2001. Phuoc Van, 64, of Toronto, is charged with four counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference and one count of sexual exploitation.

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