Educational assistant at Ontario Deaf school charged with sexual assault of minor

On Monday, local news in Milton, Ontario reported that a 31-year old deaf woman who works at the Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf, Cassandra Bell, was arrested on April 26 and charged with sexual assault and sexual interference of a minor. 

A media release from the Halton Regional Police Service said “the offences are alleged to have taken place between July 2018 and January 2019.” 

Police also said that the “alleged offences relate to a current student.” 

They have asked anybody who might have additional information to share it with them. 

CHCH news shared a statement from the Ministry of Education, who oversees ECD. They said the employee is currently suspended pending the investigation. 

CHCH also shared a letter from the ECD principal that was sent out to parents. The school said they understand that this may be upsetting and that they have several services for emotional support. 

The Daily Moth reached out to Bell. She declined to comment.