Former grade school teacher arrested for sexual assault of a student


Toronto Police have made an arrest in a sexual assault investigation the Service is calling "historical".

David Ronald Stanford, a retired school teacher, now 72-years-old, is in custody.

Stanford was a former Toronto District School Board teacher at Williamson Road Junior Public school in the beaches.

According to police, the alleged sexual assaults occurred with one student between 1973 through 1983.

The student was between the age of 9 and 18 at the time of the alleged assaults.

Stanford was arrested Tuesday and faces charges of Indecent Assault on Male, Indecency and Buggery.

He is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Thursday, October 22nd.

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