Thursday, June 1, 2017

Former teacher faces sex charges, disciplinary hearing

A former St. Catharines high school teacher charged with sexual assault is also facing a professional disciplinary hearing over allegations he had sexual relationships with two of his female students, the Standard has learned.

Sixty-five-year-old Hans Edouard Unruh, a teacher at Holy Cross Secondary School in St. Catharines until 2014, was arrested by Niagara Regional Police Wednesday.

He is charged with sexual assault and sexual exploitation. Unruh is in police custody pending a bail hearing.

Police say they began their investigation into an “historic sexual assault” in July 2016. In a Thursday news release, the NRP says a teacher at Holy Cross sexually assaulted a 17-year-old female student between January 2011 and January 2012.

Niagara Regional Police spokesman Const. Phil Gavin said police investigated incidents that happened on and off school property.

The criminal charges against Unruh follows a Niagara Catholic District School Board investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct at the school.  (more...)

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