Friday, July 21, 2017

Strathcona County teacher charged with sexual assault

A 31-year-old teacher with the Elk Island Public School Division has been charged with sexual offences in relation to a female student, Strathcona County RCMP said in a media release Thursday afternoon.

The charges come after the RCMP received a complaint on July 5, 2017. Officers said it is alleged the offences took place between May 1, 2015 and Sept. 1, 2015.

According to court documents, Graeme Patrick Forsyth has been charged with two counts each of sexual contact with a person under the age of 16, sexual counsel of a person under the age of 16, sexual exploitation and sexual assault.

Forsyth was a teacher at Bev Facey Community High School. In an email sent to students and parents, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) said “we felt it was important to contact you and let you know what has transpired.”  (more...)

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