Monday, October 05, 2009

Toronto teacher facing sex charges commits suicide

David Dewees (pictured), a Toronto high school teacher charged with trying to initiate sexual contact with two teenage boys has died after jumping in front of a subway train.

CBC reports:
(Toronto, Canada) David Dewees, who taught Grade 10 at Toronto's Jarvis Collegiate Institute, died at the High Park subway station on Saturday, the Toronto Star reported Sunday, citing unnamed sources. He was 32. Police acknowledged that a man died after being injured on the tracks on Saturday morning, but declined to disclose his identity. Dewees was arrested and charged Thursday with two counts of invitation to sexual touching as well as two counts of luring, Toronto police said. He was accused of making "inappropriate contact" with the boys online, police said in a release. READ MORE