Pickering restaurant manager charged after sexual assault of 16-year-old employee: police

The manager of a Pickering restaurant has been charged with an alleged sexual assault involving one of his employees, police say.

Durham Regional Police said an investigation was launched in March after a 16-year-old victim made allegations against the suspect.

Police say the ‘manager/owner’ of a restaurant on Kingston Road allegedly touched the victim inappropriately in the workplace.

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Esmaeil Jafariesfidvajan, 64, a resident of Ajax, has been charged with sexual assault. He was released on recognizance.

Police said they wanted to “make sure there are no more victims”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5305 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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