Coquitlam piano teacher expected to plead guilty on sexual assault charges

Tri-City News


A Coquitlam piano teacher charged with 10 counts of sexually assaulting and interfering with his students is expected to plead guilty next week.

Dmytro Kubyshkin is set to make his admission in Port Coquitlam provincial court on Sept. 19, a court registrar told The Tri-City News Monday.

Photo courtesy Coquitlam RCMP

Kubyshkin, whose case was before a judge last Friday, is alleged to have committed sexual assault and sexual interference against his former students as far back as 1998 — sometimes in their homes, police claim.

The 68-year-old man was a piano teacher for more than 20 years and ran DM Piano School with another piano instructor; he taught around Metro Vancouver.

A native of the Ukraine, Kubyshkin is under a number of conditions including that he not be alone with — or teach piano — to minors, and his current students must also be aware of his charges.

Further details of the accusations cannot be published due to court bans.

Meanwhile, Coquitlam RCMP continues to appeal for other potential victims to come forward.

Anyone with information on Kubyshkin can call the detachment at 604-945-1550 and ask for the investigative support team (file #2018-1860).

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