Lawsuit filed against Whitehorse educational assistant who sexually abused student

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WARNING: This story contains details that are disturbing. 

A student at a Whitehorse elementary school has filed a lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by an educational assistant during the 2019-20 school year. 

The student, via his father, filed a statement of claim against the assistant in the Yukon Supreme Court on July 14. 

The Yukon government is also listed as a defendant.

The lawsuit has not been tested in court. 

No statements of defence had been filed as of June 16. 

The CBC independently confirmed that the matter had previously gone through the criminal court system, and that the assistant had pleaded guilty to one count of sexual interference

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