New sexual abuse charges laid against now-former Whitehorse educational assistant

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A now-former educational assistant at Whitehorse’s Hidden Valley Elementary School is facing four new charges related to the alleged sexual abuse of another student.

The former assistant made his first court appearance on the new charges on Friday afternoon. He’s charged with a count each of sexual assault, sexual interference, sexual exploitation and invitation to sexual touching.

The victim’s name is covered by a publication ban. The CBC is withholding the name of the former educational assistant to protect the identity of the victims.

The charges come after a CBC story published in July revealed the assistant had pleaded guilty in 2020 to sexually abusing a student in his

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