ONTARIO: Driving instructor charged in sexual assault investigation

Muhammad Farooq Photo: Peel Regional Police

ONTARIO’S Peel Regional Police investigators from the Special Victims Unit have charged a 34-year-old driving instructor following a sexual assault investigation.

It is alleged that in August a 17-year-old female was partaking in driving lessons and was sexually assaulted by the driving instructor.

On August 19, police arrested Muhammad Farooq, a 34-year-old man from Mississauga. He has been charged with the following Criminal Code Offences:

  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual exploitation

He is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on September 18 to answer to the charges.

Farooq works as an independent driving school instructor and has contracts across the Greater Toronto Area.

This investigation remains ongoing, and investigators believe there may be additional victims. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Special Victims Unit at 905-453–2121, extension 3460.

Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting PeelCrimeStoppers.ca.