Hairdresser charged with sex assaults in Toronto gets additional charges

A Toronto hairdresser charged with sexually abusing two boys has been slapped with additional charges. Court documents obtained by The Washington Post indicate that 50-year-old Matthew K. Mountz faces more counts, including possession of…

Hairdresser charged with sex assaults in Toronto gets additional charges

A Toronto hairdresser charged with sexually abusing two boys has been slapped with additional charges.

Court documents obtained by The Washington Post indicate that 50-year-old Matthew K. Mountz faces more counts, including possession of child pornography, aggravated sexual assault, four counts of sexual interference and three counts of sexual exploitation.

Mountz, a popular hair stylist at the Toronto salon Robert Cundert, will appear in a court in his hometown of Hamilton on Wednesday afternoon, CTV News reported.

Mountz, who worked in the Toronto salon as an instructor, stands accused of multiple offences dating to September, 2017. Toronto police released a flier showing several photos of Mountz and his relationship with his young charges.

In that incident, dated Dec. 12, 2017, Mountz is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy at a studio within the Toronto salon. The victim, who did not go to the salon with Mountz, told the Sun that he was sexually assaulted by his instructor, who had never told him anything about his treatment, or anything about men kissing boys, nor why he might sexually assault him.

The Sun described that incident as the first time the teen had a problem with a different hairdresser. The teenager had confided in a friend about his relationship with Mountz, who he thought was a relative but was not, according to the newspaper.

A similar incident is alleged to have occurred later on the same day, when Mountz was allegedly involved in a second incident with a second boy. CTV News reported that police are investigating whether the incidents are related.

Police also told CTV News that they believe there may be other victims.

The news station also reported that Mountz had worked with young people in the past. After working at Robert Cundert, he worked for a local hotel’s hair salon in 2016. He subsequently began a family vacation in Hawaii where he worked at a salon for a year, according to CTV News.

Other allegations leveled against Mountz have surfaced. After Mountz was arrested on the Toronto charges, the Health Sciences Authority contacted police to say that Mountz had asked a female client — who was 10 years old at the time — to show him her breasts. The Toronto Sun reports that the woman had been sent to Mountz by her dad, with the hopes of gaining insight into her figure.

Prosecutors are also reportedly seeking an order to prevent Mountz from contacting the girls under the age of 15.

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