Retired Hamilton teacher arrested in connection to historical sex assault investigation: Police


Published July 6, 2021 at 3:14 pm

Hamilton Police have arrested a retired school teacher following an investigation into two historical sexual assaults.

According to a press release issued Tuesday (July 6), 57-year-old John Douglas Hashimoto of Hamilton was arrested last Wednesday (June 30).

He faces the following charges:

  • Sexual Assault X 2
  • Sexual Interference X 2

Hashimoto is a retired schoolteacher with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, during which time he worked at four schools — Billy Green, Queensdale and Dr. Davey Elementary Schools and Sherwood Secondary School — between 1987 to 2019 and was also a former youth baseball coach in the City of Hamilton.

He was also a Lead Baseball Instructor for the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy and a Master Coach Developer and Evaluator for Baseball Canada.

Investigators say they believe that there may be additional victims.

In March, Hashimoto was arrested by Halton Regional Police and charged with luring a child under 16 years and invitation to sexual touching.

Anyone with information in relation to this case is asked to contact Detective Constable Michal Buszkowski of the Sexual Assault Unit by calling 905-540-5543.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online.

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