Markham piano teacher faces decade-old child sexual assault charges

A Markham piano teacher is facing sexual assault charges for incidents that occurred more than a decade ago.

The victim was a student of the suspect and said the assaults occurred between 2005 and 2007 during lessons in her Richmond Hill home. She was younger than 16 at the time of the incidents.

She spoke with police about the allegations on Aug. 22.

Investigators believe there may be additional victims and encourage them to come forward.

York Regional Police charged Edward Luka, 79, of Markham, with two counts each of sexual assault and sexual interference.

The accused has been released on bail and has an Oct. 16 date court date in Newmarket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Sexual Assault Section at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7071, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or by leaving an anonymous tip online at

John Cudmore is a reporter for and its sister papers. Email:

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