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NEWS: Nunavut August 15, 2012 - 1:50 pm

Sanikiluaq teacher faces 29 sex charges dating from 1984 to 2006

Johnny Meeko, 58, worked as teacher at Nuiyak School since 1973

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Johnny Meeko, a long-time teacher at Nuiyak School in Sanikiluaq, faces 29 charges related to alleged sexual offences involving eight individuals. (FILE PHOTO)
Johnny Meeko, a long-time teacher at Nuiyak School in Sanikiluaq, faces 29 charges related to alleged sexual offences involving eight individuals. (FILE PHOTO)

A Sanikiluaq man faces 29 sex charges alleged to have occurred between 1984 and 2006, involving eight complainants.

Last month, Sanikiluaq RCMP began investigating a “historical sexual assault,” an Aug. 15 news release from the RCMP said.

“This investigation lead to the arrest of 58-year-old Johnny Meeko of Sanikiluaq,” the news release said.

Meeko, who has worked as a teacher at Nuiyak Elementary School in Sanikiluaq since 1973, was arrested Aug. 14

All of the offences are alleged to have taken place at the school.

“The investigation of sexual offences takes considerable time and care,” the RCMP said.” As part of our ongoing commitment to public safety, the RCMP takes steps to support victims who report sexual abuse.  If you have been a victim of this crime, please contact your nearest RCMP detachment.”

 

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