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Montessori school principal in Oakville, Ont., charged with child pornography

OAKVILLE, Ont. — The principal of a Montessori child-care facility in Oakville, Ont., is facing child-pornography charges.

Halton regional police say they arrested James (Robert) Thompson, 58, on Wednesday.

Thompson is charged with possessing and accessing child pornography.

They say the charges relate to incidents that did not happen at the privately owned Willowglen Montessori School.

The provincially licensed facility is for children aged 18 months to five years old.

The Ministry of Education and Children’s Aid Society are investigating.

Willowglen, established in 1999, describes itself as providing high quality education in a nurturing child-care environment.

“We pride ourselves on providing a warm and loving pre-school experience in which your children can feel at home and achieve their fullest potential,” it says on its web site. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 8, 2020.

This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

The Canadian Press

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