Still no hearing date set for convicted sex offender living in Sunderland

Nearly nine months after he was released on appeal, there’s still no hearing date set for a convicted sex offender living in Sunderland.

Thomas Grieve – a former teacher in Whitby – was convicted in September 2019 of 16 counts of sexual assault and sexual interference following accusations from former students. He was sentenced to 720 days in jail on Jan. 7, 2020.

Grieve was released from custody a day later (Jan. 8) pending an appeal of that conviction, according to court officials in Oshawa.

As of Thursday (Oct. 1), no date for the appeal hearing had been set.

According to neighbours, Grieve moved into a home on Antioch Court with his partner in late April or early May.

While several conditions were imposed upon his release, none specifically deal with living in close proximity to a school or park.

Staff at the nearby Sunderland Public School have been taking additional measures to ensure the safety of students according to Principal Laura Noone.

“I will be briefing the school staff on the concerns expressed by the community to ensure that they are aware when supervising the children during outdoor time. During supervision duties, staff will be taking measures to ensure the safety of the children attending our school,” an email sent in late August reads.

“The administration and staff at Sunderland Public School have the utmost care and concern for our students. We want to work to ensure that families continue to trust us with your most precious treasures.”