Toronto elementary school teacher arrested in connection with child sexual assault – .

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Toronto elementary school teacher arrested in connection with child sexual assault – .


TORONTO – Toronto Police Services (TPS) have arrested a man in connection with an ongoing sexual assault investigation.

It is alleged that between 2014 and 2016, a man worked in a Toronto home as a babysitter for a seven-year-old boy. During this time, the man allegedly sexually assaulted the child on several occasions.

Police said the assaults took place at homes in the O’Connor Drive and St. Clair Avenue East area and the Queen Street East and Carlaw Avenue area in Toronto.

Following an investigation, Child and Youth Advocacy Center (CYAC) officers arrested Toronto resident Gianni Jarman, 41, formerly known as Gianni Pate, on August 13.

Jarman is employed as a teacher with the Toronto District School Board at Secord Elementary School.

In a letter sent to parents and students, the school identified the teacher as John Jarman and said he would stay on duty until the charges were proven in court.

“After learning of the arrest, Mr. Jarman (Pate) has been under house arrest and will not be returning to school for the start of the school year pending the outcome of the case. These accusations are unrelated to the school and its duties as a teacher, do not involve any Secord ES student and date back to 2015, ”Secord Primary School principal George Vlahos said in the statement. letter.

“While it is important to remember that laying criminal charges does not constitute guilt and that a person is innocent until proven guilty in court, we also cannot take these allegations. lightly. Safety is a top priority in TDSB schools and we are committed to policies regarding the well-being of our students. “

Pate is charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference and two counts of invitation to sexual touching.

He is scheduled to appear in Old Town Hall court on September 17 at 9 a.m.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the case to contact them at 416-808-2922.

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