A former Toronto teacher has been arrested in connection with an investigation into sexual assault, police said.
In a statement issued Monday, Toronto police said between September and October 2021 that a man was employed by the Toronto District School Board and worked as a teacher at Donview Middle Health and Wellness Academy.
Officers said the man was teaching French to students in 6th and 7th grade.
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Police claim the man sexually assaulted “multiple students” on “multiple occasions.”
According to police, in October 2021, members of the Child and Youth Advocacy Center launched an investigation. On January 12, 2022, CYAC officers arrested 26-year-old Nathan Graham of Toronto.
Police say he has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and four counts of sexual assault.
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He is scheduled to appear in court in Toronto on March 16.
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Graham has previously worked at Alexander Stirling Public School for three years.
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In a letter sent to parents Monday, the principal of Donview Middle Health and Wellness Academy, David Ehrlich, said after the school became aware of the allegations, Graham was “immediately put on homework.”
Ehrlich said he “will not return to school pending the outcome of the case.”
“The school administration will continue to cooperate with the police in their investigation,” the letter said.
Ehrlich said that while it is “important to remember that criminal charges do not constitute guilt,” “they can and do not take these allegations lightly.”
“Safety is a top priority at TDSB schools, and we are committed to enforcing policies on the well-being of our students.”
According to the TDSB, a letter was also sent to parents at Alexander Stirling Public School.
“TDSB social workers will be on site at both schools tomorrow to provide support,” the board said in an email to Global News.
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