Hamilton, Ontario ,

Additional Sexual Assault Charges Laid on Former Hamilton Principal

On August 6, 2019, Hamilton Police charged Damir Ivankovic, a former Principal at Ryerson Middle School in Hamilton with sexual assault charges. As a result of a public appeal, additional victims were identified.

On December 12, 2019, Damir Ivankovic was arrested and further charges were laid:

  • Sexual Assault x 2
  • Sexual Interference x 2
  • Assault

He was released on a Promise to Appear and expected back in court on January 14, 2020, to answer to the charges.

The incidents for which Mr. Ivankovic has been charged took place during the 2017 and 2018 school year and involved female students who attended Ryerson Middle School.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation, you are asked to contact Detective Harold Harris from the Child Abuse Unit by calling 905-540-6253.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com

There is no guaranteed way to prevent sexual assault. Sharing the details of this assault is intended to provide the community information, and people are encouraged to trust their instincts. For confidential support, please call the Sexual Assault Centre's 24-hour support line at (905)525-4162 or connect at www.sacha.ca, the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre at www.hhsc.ca/sadv.