Former teacher at White Oaks Secondary in Oakville facing child pornography charges

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Published June 10, 2022 at 3:23 pm

A semi-retired Oakville teacher is facing charges involving child pornography.

In April, the Halton police Internet Child Exploitation Unit began an investigation into a person who was sharing child sexual abuse material.

As a result of this investigation, Carmen Gassi, 70, of Oakville was arrested on June 10, 2022 and charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and making child pornography available.

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Gassi has been a music teacher at White Oaks Secondary School in Oakville since 2005. He retired in June, however is still employed as an occasional teacher. Gassi is also the Musical Director at High Rendition Jazz which is a music program for high school students in Halton Region.

Anyone who may have any additional information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Det. Todd Martin at 905-465-8983 or D/Cst. Stephane Verreault at 905-465-8986.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at the website.

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