An elementary school teacher in London, Ont., is facing several charges related to child pornography after an investigation by the London Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit.
In a statement, the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) confirmed 36-year-old Sean Lypaczewski is an employee.
“Sean Lypaczewski is an employee of the Thames Valley District School Board and is currently on paid leave of absence while criminal charges are before the courts. All other personnel information is strictly confidential,” the statement read.
In an update shared with the TVDSB community on Monday, the board said police had confirmed that investigators are confident the matter does not involve any students.
Lypaczewski was listed as a “Learning Support Teacher” at Princess Elizabeth Public School on TVDSB’s website. His name has since been removed.
London police say an investigation started in early January in relation to an interaction between two people on an online communication platform.
As a result of this investigation, members of the London Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit and Digital Forensic Unit executed a search warrant at a residence on Park Lane Crescent on Tuesday.
Officers seized several cellphones and electronic devices which police say revealed evidence of the above noted online communication.
Lypaczewski was charged with two counts of luring a person under 16 years by means of telecommunication, unlawfully possessing child pornography, and making and distributing child pornography.
The accused is expected to appear in London court on June 16 in relation to the charges.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).