Physiotherapist in Whitby Charged with Sexual Assault – Durham Region

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A physiotherapist working in Whitby has been charged with sexual assault after a 17-year-old female client complained about being touched inappropriately.

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, the 17-year-old victim and her family contacted police regarding two incidents at the same Whitby clinic in 2018, involving the same physiotherapist.

The DRPS Sexual Assault Unit conducted an investigation and arrested the accused on March 28, 2018. The accused has also worked in the Etobicoke, Scarborough and Markham area as a physiotherapist.

Anup PEDNEKAR, age 30, of The Esplanade North in Pickering has been charged with Sexual Assault x2 and Sexual Exploitation x2. He was held for a bail hearing.

Investigators want to make sure there are no other victims. Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Det. Hancock of the Major Crime – Sexual Assault Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5341.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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