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Former elementary teacher charged with historic sexual assault

A former elementary teacher in Oshawa has been charged in relation to an alleged historical sexual assault of a minor.

According to police, the suspect served as a teacher at Dr. C.F. Cannon Public School at the time of the allegations, which were made by a former Grade 5 student and date back to 1996 and 1997.

The incident reportedly took place at the school, police said.

Douglas Brooks, 74, of Peachtree Crescent in Bowmanville was arrested Friday (July 12) has been charged with sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching. He was released on a promise to appear.

“Investigators want to ensure there are no other victims,” a media release from police reads.

Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to contact Det. McConnell at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5324.

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