PRESS RELEASE 21 JULY 2016
On the 10TH of June Police commenced an investigation into allegations of inappropriate actions by a teacher at Smiths Falls Collegiate Institute. The investigation lead to numerous charges against 36 year old Blair Cathcart who was suspended by the school board at the outset of the investigation. On 20 July 2016 the investigation was completed and Mr Cathcart was arrested and charged with six counts of sexual assault, five counts of sexual interference and one count of sexual exploitation. He was released from custody on numerous conditions with a future court date of 22 August.
Smiths Falls Police Service urges anyone with further information regarding this incident, or similar incidents, to contact our service at 613-283-0357. Information may be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).