John Leek Convicted in Historical Sexual Assaults
On August 11, 2015 John Leek, 70 years old of Whitby Ontario, appeared before a court in answer to charges relating to historical sexual assault charges. John Leek was initially arrested in October 2014 and as a result of a continued investigation by the Hamilton Police Service, he faced charges in relation to 9 victims.
John Leek entered a plea of guilty on August 11, 2015 and he was convicted of the following charges;
Indecent Assault on a Male X10
John Leek was sentenced to 4 years in custody and will have restrictions on his interactions with children under 16 years of age.
The accused is identified as having worked for the Hamilton, Peel and Durham District School Boards and the Hamilton District Christian High School. The accused has held positions as a Teacher, Truancy Counsellor, Vice Principal and Principal. Further information has also been obtained that the accused has had an active role in several children’s choirs throughout the province. The accused has been employed with the Anglican Church as an organist and has volunteered with several agencies where his position has put him in contact with children.
There is no guaranteed way to prevent a sexual assault. Sharing the details of these assaults is intended to provide the community information, and people are encouraged to trust their instincts. For confidential support, please call the Sexual Assault Centre’s 24-hour support line at 905-525-4162 or connect at www.sacha.ca, or the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre at www.hhsc.ca/sadv.
The Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Provincial Crisis and Support Line is a live-answer, 24/7/365 multilingual service that supports male survivors of sexual abuse or those calling on their behalf with information and referral to almost fifty services across Ontario which offer professional support. These professional services help male survivors of sexual abuse who are suffering from trauma, stigmatization, self-blame or shame.
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Provincial Crisis and Support Line 1-866-887-0015.This line is NOT an emergency service. In an emergency, you should call 9-1-1.
The Ministry of the Attorney General supports professional, comprehensive, compassionate victim services in communities across the province through the Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Provincial Crisis and Support Line. Call the Male Survivors Line or visit http://www.findhelp.ca/en/announcement.php,http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/…/male…/default.asp.