Educational assistant with professional ties to NS charged in Ottawa sexual assault case

Ottawa Police release:

Yesterday, the Ottawa Police Service arrested and charged an Ottawa educational assistant with sexual offences following an investigation that commenced last November.

The reported incidents occurred starting in September 2022, involving three male youths under the age of 14, when he was an educational assistant with the OCDSB.

Kevan HENSHAW, 32 years of Ottawa is charged with three counts of Sexual Assault, three counts of Sexual Interference with a person under 16 yrs, and one count of Telecommunication with a person under 16 yrs (Luring).

He is scheduled to appear in court today.

SACA investigators believe there could be other victims and other incidents that have occurred while he was employed by the OCDSB as well as with his other employment working with youth in Ottawa and in Nova Scotia.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit at 613-236-1222, extension 5944. Tips may also be sent electronically to

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).

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