A teacher from a North York middle school has been charged with sexually assaulting one of his students, marking the second sex crimes-related arrest of a teacher in Toronto in the last two days.

In a letter addressed to parents, Doug Loosemore, the principal of Don Mills Middle School, said one of his teachers was arrested Thursday morning.

Chi Cuong Hang, of Toronto, is charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual interference.

He has been teaching at the middle school since 2003 and has worked at other schools in Toronto, said Grant Bowers, a lawyer for the Toronto District School Board.

The charges come after a 12-year-old boy spoke to staff, who then alerted the principal May 14.
Police say there were two separate incidents involving the boy and Hang, 38, while the alleged victim was at school.

“As of today and pending outcome of this matter, Mr. Hang will not be at Don Mills MS,” said Loosemore.

The school has hired a substitute teacher to take over Hang’s Grade 7 gym, science and English classes.

Const. Tony Vella said there may be more victims and is encouraging students who may have been victimized to speak to police.