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Former Teacher Charged with Historic Sexual Assault

August 7, 2019

August 6th 2019

A man from Lindsay Ontario is facing a criminal charge following a historical sexual assault investigation by the North Bay Police.

On July 22nd 2019 police arrested Walter Llewellyn Sheppard, also known as Lew Sheppard, age 74, and charged with him with one count of Indecent Assault on a Female.

He is scheduled to appear in court in North Bay on September 3rd, 2019.

The victim was a former student of Sheppard’s between 1978 and 1982. He was employed as a secondary school teacher in North Bay until 1989.

Police are concerned there may be more victims and are asking anyone with information that may assist with this investigation to contact Detective Constable Erin Pemberton of the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555.

For those who wish to remain anonymous, contact Near North Crime Stoppers, by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a tip online at