A Guelph high school teacher has been arrested in relation to alleged sexual offences involving a youth, police announced late Tuesday afternoon.
49-year-old Brian Hathaway was arrested Monday and is facing charges including sexual assault and sexual exploitation.
The investigation began on Friday, but police said the incidents began in 2016.
In a statement to CJOY News, Heather Loney, a spokesperson for the Upper Grand District School Board, confirmed Hathaway has been a staff member at College Heights Secondary School since 2003.
The board has also reported the situation to the Ontario College of Teachers.
“Investigations of this nature are very serious,” Loney said. “We have a number of supports available to any students and staff who require it, including guidance, social workers, child and youth counselling, psychologists and employee assistance supports.”
Hathaway remains in police custody and will appear in court later this week.
Anyone with information relating to the investigation can contact D/Cst. Pronovost at the Guelph Police Service at 519-824-1212 extension # 7203. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.csgw.tips.