Male Charged For Sexual Assault
Recently, Hamilton Police entered into an investigation after a young person reported an incident of sexual assault. The suspect placed an advertisement on Kijiji offering tutoring services and was hired by the young person’s family. The suspect sexually assaulted the young person.
On Thursday, November 23, 2023, 34-year-old Daniel Picone of Hamilton was arrested and charged with the following offences:
· Sexual Assault
· Sexual Interference
Daniel Picone will appear in court on Thursday, December 21, 2023.
Confirmed reports indicate that Daniel Picone is a post-secondary educator spanning several years. Investigators suspect the possibility of additional victims and urge anyone possessing relevant information to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.
If you have any information that you believe could assist investigators into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Ferguson at 905-540-6253 or Detective Sergeant Wiley at 905-540-6375.
Hamilton Police want all survivors of sexual violence to know that we believe them and we will respect their choice when and how they report an incident.
Hamilton Police would like to encourage anyone who believes that they may have been a victim of sexual violence, to come forward and report the incident to police. There is no statute of limitations for sexual offences, and offenders can be prosecuted well after the date of the offence. If you are a survivor of sexual assault, you can report the incident by contacting the Sexual Assault Unit non-emergency line at 905-540-5553, or by filing a report online www.hamiltonpolice.on.ca.
Hamilton Police understand that while sexual assaults often cause long-lasting trauma, survivors may have difficulty speaking about the incidents with friends, family members, or police officers. If someone is not ready to report; however, is seeking support please contact Hamilton Police Victim Services at 905-546-4904.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamiIton.com.
There is no guaranteed way to prevent sexual assault. Sharing the details of these assaults 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 or connect at www.sacha.ca, or the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre at www.hhsc.ca/sadv.