Former Burlington teacher faces historical sexual assault charges from 1987

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Published October 28, 2021 at 9:43 am

A 72-year-old former elementary school teacher in Burlington is facing charges of historical sexual assault dating back more than three decades.

The Halton Regional Police Service said an alleged victim came forward following a media release in September.

The woman was a student at John T. Tuck Elementary School in Burlington at the time of the offence in 1987.

Michael O’Grady has been charged with sexual assault.

O’Grady was released on an undertaking.

O’Grady taught at various schools within the Halton District School Board and police believe there may be additional victims.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact Det.-Const. Carly Irwin of the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit, at 905-825-4747, ext. 8976, or by email at [email protected]

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Victims of sexual assault and witnesses are encouraged to contact the Halton Regional Police Service.

The following is a list of valuable support services and resources in Halton Region for victims of sexual violence:

  • Halton Regional Police Service Victim Services Unit 905-825-4777
  • Halton Women’s Place 905-878-8555 (north) or 905-332-7892 (24-hour crisis line)
  • Halton Children’s Aid Society 905-333-4441 or 1-866-607-5437
  • Nina’s Place Sexual Assault and Domestic Assault Care Centre 905-336-4116 or 905-681-4880
  • Thrive Counselling 905-637-5256 or 905-845-3811
  • Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services (SAVIS) 905-875-1555 (24-hour crisis line)
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