Mississauga driving instructor charged with sexually assaulting 17-year-old

Published August 23, 2023 at 4:30 pm

Muhammad Farooq, 34, of Mississauga. (Photo: Peel Regional Police)

A driving instructor is facing charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault.

Peel Regional Police allege that this month, a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by her instructor during a lesson.

On Aug. 19, police arrested 34-year-old Mississauga man Muhammad Farooq in connection with the incident. He has been charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of sexual exploitation.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 18.

Police say the accused works as an independent driving school instructor and has contracts across the Greater Toronto Area. Investigators believe there may be additional victims and are asking anyone with information to contact the Special Victims Unit at 905-453–2121, ext. 3460.

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