Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating sexual offences that occurred at a school.
On October 25, 2023, Lunenburg District RCMP received a report of sexual assaults believed to have occurred at Pentz Elementary School involving a male employee and a child victim; the employee has not been present in the school since October 26, 2023.
Lunenburg District RCMP, with the assistance of Nova Scotia Child Welfare Services, initiated an investigation immediately. Through the investigation, including victim and witness interviews, additional victims have come forward.
Investigators believe there may be other victims and are now appealing to parents and guardians to talk with their children. Please report any information or additional incidents to Cpl. Matthew Leggett with the Lunenburg District RCMP at 902-527-5555. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers, toll-free, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers, toll-free, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.
Due to provisions of the Privacy Act, and to protect the victims, the name of the school employee will not be disclosed at this time. Any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct against the employee will not be tolerated.
The elimination of gender-based violence continues to be a priority for the Nova Scotia RCMP. If you are experiencing, or have experienced, gender-based violence, you’re not alone. The RCMP employs a trauma-informed approach; survivors of gender-based violence can contact us and discuss an incident before deciding to further participate in the investigation and court process. Survivor supports are available, including through the RCMP Victim Services program.