Toronto Police charge 5 youth in connection with St Michaels sex assault

first_imgTORONTO – Toronto police have laid more charges in an investigation into allegations of sex assault at an all-boys’ private school in Toronto.They say five youth have now been charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault. They are facing sex assault and assault charges for an incident at the school that was caught on video. Four of them are already accused in a separate incident at St. Michael’s College School.READ MORE: How the St. Michael’s College School sex assault scandal unfoldedPolice say they have investigated eight separate incidents at the school so far, and they don’t expect further charges. However, a seventh teen has been arrested in connection with incidents at the school. The boy, 15, reportedly turned himself into police. According to police all of the incidents allegedly took place in the fall of this year.READ MORE: 7th St. Michael’s student arrested: reportsIn mid-November, St. Michael’s College School’s administration said it received a video of an assault that took place in a boy’s washroom at the school. CityNews has viewed the video and it shows an underwear-clad teen being slapped and splashed with water by several boys. Another video of a separate incident shows a group sexual assault in a school locker room that involved a broomstick.Two top school officials resigned in wake of the scandal. The school’s principal Greg Reeves and board president Jefferson Thompson both resigned. St. Michael’s has since established a “respect and culture” review panel that’s set to report its findings by the summer. READ MORE: St. Mike’s principal, board president resign amid student sex assault scandalREAD MORE: Exploring the power dynamics in locker roomslast_img read more

SomaliCanadian journalist Hodan Naleyeh dies in Somalia extremist attack

first_imgAt least 10 people have been killed in an extremist attack in Somalia including a prominent Somali-Canadian journalist and her husband.Mogadishu-based independent radio station Radio Dalsan confirmed to The Associated Press that Canadian journalist Hodan Nalayeh and her husband, Farid Jama Suleiman died in the attack Friday.A Somali official says the attack started with a suicide car bomb blast and then gunmen stormed a hotel in the port city of Kismayo.Global Affairs Canada has not confirmed the deaths but says it is aware of a bombing in Somalia and is working to get more information.Nalayeh was born in Somalia in 1976, but spent most of her life in Canada, first in Alberta and then in Toronto.The Somali Journalists Syndicate says Naleyeh was the producer, presenter and founder of Integration TV.It says she had recently returned to Somlaia from Canada, where she attended school and worked as a journalist on TV programs in Toronto.Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says she is sad and shocked to hear about her death.“I am so sad and shocked to learn of the tragic death of @HodanTV and her husband Farid in a terrorist attack, along with other victims of this hate-fuelled violence,” Horwath said on Twitter. “Hodan’s endless positivity and her love for people was inspiring.”Somalia’s al-Shabab Islamic rebels have claimed responsibility for the attack.— with files from AP The Canadian Presslast_img read more