RCMP seek more information after B.C. piano teacher charged with sex assault of child

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KELOWNA, B.C. — Mounties say a piano teacher in Kelowna, B.C., has been charged with sexual crimes against a child and there could be more victims or people who can help their investigation.

Police say in a news release that Neil Wong, also known as Nein-Nein Wong, offered private piano lessons in his home and online, but the total number of his students is not known.

Cpl. Tim Russell of the RCMP's vulnerable persons unit says they are asking the families of students who have taken lessons from Wong to contact police.

Police say the assaults are alleged to have taken place over an eight-month period while a child was taking piano lessons at the 54-year-old's home.

Wong was arrested and charged with sexual assault and sexual interference in February, and has been released from custody on conditions he not contact anyone under 16.

The BC Prosecutions Service approved the charges last month and Wong is set to appear in court on June 16.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 4, 2022.

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