Bail granted, additional charges laid against former Whitehorse educational assistant

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A second, new set of charges have been laid against a now-former educational assistant at a Whitehorse elementary school. 

There are now a total of two new alleged victims.

William Auclair-Bellemare, who worked at Hidden Valley Elementary School until 2019, made a first appearance on three charges — invitation to sexual touching, sexual assault and forcible confinement — in territorial court on Sept. 13. The incidents allegedly happened between 2015 and 2017.

The appearance coincided with a previously-scheduled bail hearing for four sexual abuse charges laid against him on Sept. 9.

The CBC previously chose not to name Auclair-Bellemare, but has since decided to do so after the Yukon RCMP

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