In July 2016 the Niagara Regional Police Service Sexual Assault Unit became involved in the investigation of a St. Catharines man for a historic sexual assault.

As a result of that investigation, on May 31st, 2017, Hans Eduard Unruh (65 years old) of the city of St. Catharines was arrested and is facing the alleged charges;

– Sexual Assault
– Sexual Exploitation

The incident occurred while the accused was a teacher at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in the city of St. Catharines between January 2011 and January 2012.
Unruh has been employed as a teacher for 25 years.
The female victim was 17 years old when the assault took place.

The victim and the accused are known to each other as a result of his role as a teacher.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are asking them to come forward.

Unruh will attend a bail hearing at the Robert S.K. Welch courthouse in St. Catharines on June 1st, 2017.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Sexual Assault Unit at (905) 688-4111 ext 5100.