More sexual assault charges laid against former Ottawa teacher

Ottawa police say the man taught in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board during the 1980s.

Police have charged a former Ottawa teacher with sexual assault.


Ottawa police have laid more charges against a former teacher.


In June, Robert Clarke, 72, of Morrisburg, Ont., was charged with one count of sexual assault. At the time, Ottawa police said they believed there could be more victims.

On Friday, Ottawa police said four more people have since come forward and Clarke is facing additional charges.


Clarke is now also facing four charges of gross indecency, two charges of sexual assault, and a charge of sexual exploitation.


He is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 22.


Ottawa police say the alleged incidents occurred between 1973 and 1992 while he was a teacher working for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.


The investigation is ongoing and police are concerned there could be more victims




Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre

Another case that raises the issue of why the complainants did not "come forward" earlier.

Fact is, many victims, male or female are reluctant to report such offences to police and,

its no secret that male victims are more reluctant to come forward than female victims.

Male victims of female abuse are even less likely to report abuse and its also no secret

that Ottawa Police CHARGE male victims of female abuse simply because the Ottawa Police

engage in utter fabrications to justify their political decisions that amount

to a fascist policy of Male Sharia Law.

Ottawa Mens Centre