Saturday, November 28, 2015

Former teacher faces child sex assault charge in Barrie

A disgraced former Barrie teacher — once known online as “Diamond Dave” in his pursuit of child porn — is now charged with sexually assaulting a young child a decade ago.

David Andrew Carswell, 61, who was convicted in 2009 of possessing child pornography and subsequently moved to London, Ont., was arrested Friday and charged with sexual assault, sexual interference and sexual exploitation of a child during the 2004-2005 school year while he was still teaching.

The alleged assault took place at the school and during a field trip in Toronto, police said. The OPP’s child sexual exploitation unit got involved when child’s parent made a formal complaint on Sept. 16.

“They are serious allegations,” said Det. Sgt. Paul Thompson. “It’s always troubling to hear of allegations that involve a vulnerable young child being abused by a person of authority. It can be very traumatic for the complainants and we try to help them with counselling resources.”  (more...)

The institutional cover-up of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church is a problem that continues to this day. But...
Posted by Truth Alliance Foundation on Friday, November 27, 2015

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