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Winnipeg EA charged with sexual exploitation, giving student drugs

WINNIPEG- A female educational assistant allegedly gave a 17-year-old male student drugs and alcohol and had sex with him, police said Monday.

Sheryl Ann Dyck, 42, a Winnipeg School Division EA, is charged with sexual exploitation,supplying liquor to a minor, driving without a proper licence and the lesser known administering a substance with intent to stupefy a person to have illicit sexual intercourse, “This is a charge where someone is purposefully supplying drugs and or alcohol to someone to then have sexual relations with them,” explained Const. Eric Hofley.

Dyck is accused of starting an “inappropriate relationship” with the young man and giving him drugs and alcohol during the relationship, which was sexual. It lasted from March to October 2014, a news release from the Winnipeg Police Service said.

“When you have a position in society there are certain expectations of you,” said Const. Hofley. “When you breach those expectations, and certainly sexual exploitation of a person is taken very seriously…and if appropriate, lay those charges.”

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Officers didn’t reveal which high school Dyck worked at. The Winnipeg School Division confirmed to Global News she is an employee there, though a spokesperson wouldn’t reveal which school Dyck worked at. The spokesperson couldn’t say how long Dyck has been employed with the school division and said she is on administrative leave.

The teen revealed the relationship and police were notified, the news release says.

Dyck has been released from custody on a promise to appear in court at a later date.

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