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High school teacher allegedly sexually assaulted teen student

Teacher being investigated

A Vancouver high school teacher is being investigated following allegations that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old student.

Kyle Ledingham teaches band and fitness at Prince of Wales Secondary School, where his alleged relationship began with the student, CTV News reports.

“Vancouver Police have presented a package to Crown for their approval of charges. We are working with the school board as well as Crown,” says Sgt. Aaron Roed.

Ledingham is now ineligible to teach, according to records signed in May.

Ledingham's lawyer, Claire E. Hatcher says: “My client is of course presumed innocent under law, and maintains that innocence. And indeed, Mr. Ledingham has not been charged with any offence. It remains unclear whether Crown counsel will proceed with charges. However, if the matter ever does proceed to court, we look forward to mounting a full and rigourous defence at trial of this matter."

The incidents are alleged to have occurred when the female student was in Grade 11, in April and May of 2019.

The student shared a phone conversation on social media alleged to be between her and Ledingham.

“You tried to go under my pants several times,” says a female. 

“Well, I thought you wanted me to,” replies a man. 

“What gave that? What made you think that?” the female asks. 

“Well, I won’t,” says the man.

– with files from CTV News Vancouver



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