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Guelph high school teacher faces five additional sex-related charges

College Heights Secondary School auto body teacher released on bail Friday
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Brian Hathway, left, covers his face as he is led out of Ontario Provincial Court by a friend Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, after being released on bail. Tony Saxon/GuelphToday

A Guelph high school teacher now faces eight sex-related charges.

Brian Hathway, 49, was originally arrested on Sept. 11 and charged with three sex-related offences involving a youth. Since then he faces five additional charges not involving a youth.

On Friday, Hathway was granted bail and will remain under house arrest, residing with a friend in Kitchener who posted a $10,000 surety.

There is a publication ban on any evidence presented in court.

Following his bail hearing, Hathway left court with a sweatshirt pulled up over his head to prevent media from taking photos of him. A friend led him to a waiting vehicle.

He is scheduled to appear back in court on Oct. 10.

Hathway was a long time auto body teacher at College Heights Secondary School. He is not currently teaching.

Guelph Police reported that they started an investigation into allegations against Hathway on Sept. 8 and arrested him on Sept. 11.

He was originally charged with sexual assault, sexual exploitation and obtain sexual services for consideration – under 18.

The new charges are:

- two counts of sexual assault

- two counts of obtaining for consideration, or communicating with someone for the purpose of obtaining for consideration, the sexual services of a person

- attempting to procure or solicit a person to have illicit sexual intercourse

Hathway has taught at College Heights since 2003.

The Upper Grand District School Board issued a statement on Tuesday saying it has been fully cooperative police.

"We are unable to comment on any matters under police investigation however, we are working with the police as they conduct their investigation," the school board said.

"This individual has been a staff member at College Heights Secondary School since 2003. We can confirm that the teacher is not at school during this on-going investigation and the board has reported this situation to the Ontario College of Teachers."

Any persons with information relating to this investigation or any new information can contact D/Cst. Pronovost at the Guelph Police Service at 519-824-1212 extension # 7203. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at"


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