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Our Response to a Recent Statement Issued to Parents by the CDSBEO

February 3, 2023

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) recently issued a statement to parents. The statement relates to an historic incident of sexual abuse involving a student, by a former occasional teacher named Edward (Ted) Michael Oliver who was employed by the board at St John Catholic High School in Perth Ontario, in 2006.

Our sexual abuse team is currently representing a survivor in a claim against this teacher based on abuse that occurred when our client was a student at St John Catholic School in Perth.

We are also representing other survivors of historic sexual abuse who were former students of St John Catholic High School in Perth. This includes a survivor of sexual abuse by history teacher Jeffrey (Jeff) L. Peters, who was criminally convicted for his misconduct against her: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/school-board-sued-sexual-abuse-jeff-peters-perth-ontario-1.6187232.

Recently, the media reported on a third teacher, David Alexander Giroux, also from St John Catholic High School in Perth, who has been charged with sexual offences involving a minor: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/catholic-high-school-teacher-charged-with-sexual-interference-1.6687831

If you, or someone close to you, has been sexually assaulted or abused, and would like to know about available legal options, please call us or email us for a free, completely confidential consultation.

We specialize in guiding survivors through the legal process with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and work to fearlessly pursue the vindication, accountability, and closure survivors deserve.

Elizabeth Grace

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