Peel elementary school teacher charged with sexual exploitation of teen in 2009

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Peel police have charged a 39-year-old Mississauga elementary school teacher in relation to the alleged sexual assault of a teenager over a decade ago. Police received information this month that in June 2009, a teacher’s assistant in a Toronto-area high school allegedly sexually exploited a 16-year-old victim in Peel. On Wednesday, police arrested Jeffrey Gallo from Mississauga and charged him with sexual exploitation. Gallo, 39, currently works as an elementary school teacher in Mississauga for the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB). He’s scheduled to appear in Brampton court on July 5, 2021. “Mr. Gallo, who teaches Grade 7 and 8 at Our Lady of Providence Elementary School, has been removed from the classroom pending resolution of the charges,” board spokesperson Bruce Campbell told the Star on Friday. Campbell said the board is co-operating with police in their investigation into allegations against Gallo. “The allegations do not stem from his time as an employee of the DPCDSB,” Campbell said. “Since this is a police matter, we would defer any additional information to police.” Anyone with information in relation to this is asked to contact investigators at the Special Victims Unit at 905-453-2121, ext. 3460. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. Jason Miller is a Toronto-based reporter for the Star covering crime and justice in the Peel Region. His reporting is funded by the Canadian government through its Local Journalism Initiative. Reach him on email: jasonmiller@thestar.ca or follow him on Twitter: @millermotionpic

Jason Miller, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Toronto Star