Hamilton police are investigating claims of sexual assault at a Catholic highschool after allegations first surfaced in a social media submit.
“Predators are available in all types,” writes the alleged sufferer in a Fb submit earlier than occurring to explain how she was sexually assaulted, each verbally and bodily, by a male instructor at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary College over a interval of three years from 2003-2005.
“It was not till my daughter got here house itemizing her academics for the 12 months when my abdomen sank after I heard his identify,” she writes.
“This man has continued to show there this whole time! Teaching ladies sports activities groups and lessons. I’m past phrases of how I really feel retaining this to myself for therefore lengthy and what number of victims there could presumably be earlier than and after my time as a scholar. …It took my daughter, and being an grownup now, to see it was by no means my fault. I used to be a baby, and now I’ve youngsters, this must be public and shared.”
Police issued an announcement on Friday saying they have been conscious of data that was circulated on social media concerning stories of “sexual violence and sexual harassment,” nevertheless, they didn’t identify the varsity in query or the person being accused. They’ve inspired all survivors to contact police immediately or by submitting a web based report.
“We wish all survivors of sexual violence to know that we consider them and we are going to respect their alternative in once they report an incident, the place and the way.”
Patrick Daly, the chairperson of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District College Board, says they’ve began an investigation of their very own after turning into conscious of the “critical allegations” that have been posted on social media.
“We’ll totally cooperate with the police investigation and encourage anybody with info to contact Hamilton Police Service. Our ideas and prayers are with all impacted by the allegations.”