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Female elementary school teacher accused of having inappropriate relationship with former student

A 40-year-old female elementary school teacher in Toronto is facing sexual assault charges, accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a former student.

Mary Gowans teaches at Joseph Howe Senior Public School.

She’s been charged with sexual assault and sexual exploitation.

Gowam will appear in court in March.

Police alleged she was involved in the relationship with the student since last June.

A Toronto District School Board spokesperson told 680News the teacher has been suspended with pay pending the investigation.

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