An Ontario elementary school educational assistant at E.C. Drury School for the Deaf has just been charged with sexual assault. Halton Regional Police Service's Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit are currently conducting an investigation of a female staff member from Milton who was arrested on Friday, April 26th. The Ontario teaching assistant charged with sexual assault has been identified as 31-year-old Cassandra Bell.
Cassandra (Cassie) Bell was charged with sexual assault and sexual interference by Halton Regional Police. According to a police report, the offences allegedly took place between July 2018 and January 2019.
Bell is an employee of E.C. Drury School for the Deaf, located in Milton, Ontario. She works as an educational assistant. Police statements indicate that the alleged offences involved a current student.
The E.C. Drury School for the Deaf is a public school with both residential and day programs serving elementary and secondary deaf and hearing-impaired students. The campus was also home to E.C. Drury High School, for hearing students until June 2012. The school employs both deaf and hearing teachers.
Halton Regional Police has issued a request out to the public urging anyone with additional information pertaining to this investigation to contact D/Sgt. Chris Newcombe 905-465-8965 or Det. Keith Nakahara 905-465-8980 of the Halton Regional Police Service Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit (C.A.S.A.).
Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.