Hamilton, Ontario ,

Hamilton School Principal Charged with Sexual Assault

On January 8, 2019, Hamilton Police began an investigation into the conduct of Damir Ivankovic, a Principal at Ryerson Middle School in Hamilton. The incident took place during the 2017 school year and involved a female student who attended Ryerson Middle School.

Damir Ivankovic has been employed with the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board since 2003 and subsequently employed at Ryerson Elementary School in September 2014.

The Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) assigned the 54-year-old, Stoney Creek resident to home duties on January 9, 2019.

Damir Ivankovic was arrested on August 6, 2019, after attending Central Police Station. He was released on a Promise to Appear and expected to attend court on September 3, 2019, to answer to the charges of Sexual Assault and Sexual Interference.

Police are concerned there may be additional victims. If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation you are asked to contact Acting Detective Sergeant Robert Lejeune by calling 905-540-6375.

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.