Former teacher from Morrisburg charged with sex-related offences

OTTAWA — Last week, the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section charged a Morrisburg man following an investigation into allegations that he inappropriately touched a male student.

The incident occurred when the man was in the course of his duties as an Ottawa teacher in the late 70s, while employed by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.

On October 18, the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit charged 74-year-old Robert Clarke, of Morrisburg with Gross Indecency.

He will appear in court on October 24.

Officers are continuing the investigation and are concerned there could be more victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit of the Ottawa Police Service at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944 or phone Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll-free at 1-800-222-8477.

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