Ottawa Police SACA Charge Teacher ALAIN PHANEUF with Sexual Assault Against Student

FEBRUARY 16, 2021 – The Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse (SACA) Section charged an Ottawa man following an investigation into allegations of Sexual assault on a student.

The incidents occurred during the summer of 2017, while he was a teacher at French Alternative school, with the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario.

Alain PHANEUF, 53 years old, of Ottawa is charged with one count of Sexual assault and one count of Sexual exploitation.

He is scheduled to appear in court this afternoon.

SACA investigators are concerned there could be other victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at

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