Religious leader accused of sexual assault

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An allegation of inappropriate touching has led to a charge against a London religious leader.

London police got a report about a sexual assault that happened at a church on King Edward Avenue on Monday. According to investigators, the female victim said she went to the church and spoke with a religious leader for some time. When she tried to leave, he allegedly touched her in an inappropriate way.

Toby Devasia, 33, of London is charged with one count of sexual assault. He is to appear in court on June 24.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident or similar incidents are asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in on-line anonymously to