Professor from Hamilton arrested for sexual assault

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Published June 18, 2020 at 9:31 pm

A Hamilton man and McMaster professor has been arrested and charged with sexual assault. 

A Hamilton man and McMaster professor has been arrested and charged with sexual assault. 

Forty-six-year-old Scott Watter has been arrested and charged with Sexual Assault, and Sexual Assault Cause Bodily Harm in relation to a series of assaults that allegedly happened three years ago. 

Watter is an associate professor at McMaster in the department of psychology. 

Hamilton Police Service (HPS) began investigating Watter in 2017 after a female student came forward and reported she had been assaulted by her professor. 

Currently, HPS believes there may be other victims, and anyone with relevant information is urged to contact Detective Jennifer Currie at 905-546-8958.

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