Thursday, December 17, 2015

2 Ashbury College teachers 'exonerated' of sex assault cover-up allegations

Two Ottawa private school teachers have been "fully exonerated" of allegations they covered up the sexual assault of a 16-year-old student during a school trip to Boston, Mass., eight years ago, according to the head of their school.

Ashbury College teachers Alyssa Novick and Ian Middleton won an appeal in Ontario Divisional Court after being found guilty of professional misconduct by an Ontario College of Teachers disciplinary committee in February 2014.

"Both Alyssa and Ian hold distinguished teaching records and regularly receive positive reviews from students, parents and alumni. They have continued to be significant assets to the school in their classes and for what they bring to their respective co-curricular activities. We very much look forward to their continued contributions to the school community," school head Norman Southward said in a written statement.  (more...)

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