Suspended Scout leader worked in schools

A Winnipeg Scout leader charged with sexual assault was also employed by a city school division, CBC News has learned.

A Winnipeg Scout leader charged with sexual assault was also recently employed by a city school division, CBC News has learned.

Stuart Garrett Young, 39, worked during the past academic year as an educational assistant at Vincent Massey Collegiate in Winnipeg's Pembina Trails School Division.

Prior to that, he also worked for the Winnipeg School Division.

No one from either division has yet returned a request for an interview.

Young was arrested and charged last week with the sexual exploitation and assault of a teenage boy in Winnipeg, although police just announced it on Wednesday.

According to police, he and the boy knew each other from their involvement in Scouts Canada, where Young was a leader with an outdoor program called Venturer Scouts.

The victim's age has not been revealed by police. The program, however, was for kids between the ages of 14 and 17.

A number of sexual offences were committed against the victim by Young, between May 2009 and May 2011, police said.

Officials with Scouts Canada have said the alleged incidents happened outside of organized activities. They have offered counselling to the victim and his family.

The organization said Young, like all volunteers, underwent security checks every three years, most recently in 2009.

He has volunteered with Scouts Canada for 14 years and is now suspended from the organization.

Young has been released from police custody on a promise to appear in court in October.