Brantford teacher faces sexual abuse charges

BRANTFORD, ON – A male teacher at Brantford Collegiate Institute is facing charges regarding several sexual offences after a student came forward with a report of sexual assault last Thursday.

The male teacher, whose name cannot be released due to a publication ban set at a bail hearing last week, is charged with Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference and Invitation to Sexual Touching.

According to a statement published on the Grand Erie District School board’s website, the teacher has been assigned to home, pending the disposition of the charge.

Also in the statement was a message from Brantford Collegiate Institute principal, assuring parents that the situation is being taken seriously.

“As Principal of the school, I want you to know that I take the safety and well-being of every student very seriously. We have policies and clear procedures to make sure students learn in a safe, secure environment.

I know that it is important to you, as parents, to feel confident that students are well cared for and protected while they are at school. I take this responsibility seriously, and so do the rest of the staff. I want to assure you that BCI continues to be a safe place for your teen to learn and grow.

If you have concerns or questions, please contact me or one of the vice-principals at the school at (519) 759-3210.”
Police believe there may be other victims. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Jaime Price, of the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2269 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477. Victims of Child Sexual Abuse in Six Nations can call Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services, 24/7, at 519-445-4324.

A court date has been set for November 27, 2015 at 9:00 am.

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