Nova Scotia Grade 6 teacher facing charges of sexual assault, luring minors

Geordon Omand
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Metro Halifax

RCMP in Nova Scotia have charged an elementary school teacher with sexual assault and multiple counts of luring minors over the Internet.

Police say the charges are the result of an 11-week investigation into 37-year-old Carolyn Amy Hood following complaints made by Thorburn Consolidated School.

Hood was arrested Jan. 24 at her home in Stellarton.

“Right now we’re aware of two male victims … (aged) 15 and 16 at the time of the incidents” said provincial RCMP spokesman Sgt. Alain LeBlanc. “(But) the investigation is still very much ongoing.”

LeBlanc said the incidents took place between April and September 2013.

“The reality is there could be more,” he added. “I’m guessing there will be lots of parents talking to their kids tonight.”

Hood faces multiple charges, including: one count of sexual assault, two counts of luring minors over the Internet for sexual purposes and two counts of sexual exploitation of a young person.

She has been released on conditions and is due to appear in Pictou Provincial Court on March 17.

With TC Media files.

Organizations: RCMP, Thorburn Consolidated School

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Stellarton

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