Sunday, December 9, 2018

Teacher who worked at 2 Newmarket schools among accused in child sex abuse probe

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One of the 122 people charged in a provincewide child sexual abuse probe was a music teacher who taught at two Newmarket schools.

Alexander C. Testa, 30, of Bradford, taught music at Maple Leaf Public School and Stonehaven Elementary School in recent years.

Amanda LeBlanc, principal of Maple Leaf, sent out a letter to parents regarding Testa's arrest.

The statement in part said: "Mr. Testa was a teacher at our school last year, however has not been at Maple Leaf PS since June 2018.

"As a school, we take these concerns very seriously. We have been assured by York Regional Police that these charges are not related to any students or staff members at our school."

On Dec. 5, five York Region residents and one person from Bradford were among 122 people charged as a result of a provincewide investigation during the month of November by multiple police agencies into child sexual abuse.  (more...)


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