Toronto school teacher charged in sexual assault of 15-year-old girl

Mar 12 2019, 1:12 pm

A Toronto high school teacher has been arrested and charged in connection with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.

According to police, in March 2017, the girl met with the male teacher and he drove her to his residence “to visit” and “discuss school issues.”

During their visit, the man allegedly sexually assaulted the girl.

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Police say 36-year-old Brian Ross has since been charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of sexual interference.

Ross is a teacher with the Toronto Catholic District School Board and has taught at two different secondary schools where he was involved in coaching athletics.

Brian Ross/Toronto Police Service

According to police, from September 1, 2006, to August 31, 2016, Ross worked at Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School.

Then from September 1, 2016, to February 18, 2019, he worked at Senator O’Connor College School.

Ross is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, May 3, 2019, at 2 pm.

Police are now reminding the public sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact and includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact investigators at 416-808-2922 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).