Daycare teacher charged with sexual offences against four children

A teacher at a Saanichton daycare has been charged with sexual offences against four children.

Feng Pan, a former teacher at the now-closed Montessori Educare Daycare on East Saanich Road, was arrested in December 2019.

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He has now been charged with five counts of inciting a young person to touch Pan’s body with a part of his body or an object for a sexual purpose.

There are four alleged victims and the offences are alleged to have occurred between Jan. 1, 2017, and Dec. 12, 2019.

Pan is also charged with the sexual assault of two young people.

In December, Central Saanich Police Chief Les Sylven said his department had been in contact with government regulators, including Island Health, and was working to support the families involved.

Sylven said investigations like this one require a delicate balancing act. Officers must respect the assumed innocence of any person under investigation, while at the same time protecting the community at large.

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