Hamilton Police Make Arrest in Historical Sexual Assaults


Hamilton Police have arrested a Hamilton man as a result of an investigation into two separate historical sexual assaults.

On Wednesday, June 30, 2021 the Hamilton Police Sexual Assault Unit arrested 57 year-old, John Douglas Hashimoto of Hamilton.

Hashimoto is a retired schoolteacher with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, during which time he worked at four schools between 1987 to 2019.

Hashimoto was also a former youth baseball coach in the City of Hamilton.

Investigators believe that there may be additional victims.



  • John Douglas Hashimoto

57 year-old man of Hamilton


  • Sexual Assault X 2
  • Sexual Interference X 2


If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are 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 your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com

There is no guaranteed way to prevent sexual assault. Sharing the details of this assault is intended to provide the community information, and people are encouraged to trust their instincts. For confidential support, please call the Sexual Assault Centre's 24-hour support line at (905)525-4162; connect at www.sacha.ca, the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre at www.hhsc.ca/sadv or the Centre de santé communautaire www.cschn.ca