(CALEDON, ON) - Members from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Caledon Detachment - Crime Unit arrested and charged an individual in relation to a sexual assault investigation in the Town of Caledon.
On September 22, 2020, police received information regarding an allegation of a sexual assault of a student by a former school supervisor. The sexual assault was reported to have taken place in 2019, while the accused was a school supervisor at the Jehovah Jireh Christian School in Caledon.
As a result of the police investigation, Patricia ADAMSON, 78, of Orangeville, has been charged with:
Sexual interference - five counts;
Invitation to sexual touching under 16 years of age - five counts; and
Sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age - five counts.
The accused was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on a later date to answer to the charges.
Police are requesting anyone who may have additional information or believes that they may be a victim to contact the Caledon OPP Crime Unit at (905) 584-2241or toll-free at 1-888-310-1122.
You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. When you contact Crime Stoppers you stay anonymous, you never have to testify, and you could receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 upon an arrest.
Caledon OPP would like to remind the public that Caledon/ Dufferin Victim Services can help by providing assistance and support to victims of sexual abuse. Information can be obtained online on www.cdvs.ca or by calling a 24-hour crisis line at 905-951-3838. All interactions, whether it be by email, phone or in person, will be treated with complete confidentiality.
Any further details on the identity of the victim will be withheld to protect their identity and privacy.