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Body of former Calgary teacher accused of historical sexual abuse found in B.C.

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WATCH: A former Calgary teacher facing historical sexual assault charges has been found dead in B.C. Jenna Freeman reports.

Global News has confirmed the body of a former Calgary teacher facing 17 sex-related charges for the alleged abuse of six students two decades ago has been recovered on Vancouver Island.

Michael Gregory, 57, was found deceased Monday.

Sources told Global News the death has been determined to be non-criminal and non-accidental.

Calgary police started investigating Gregory in September 2020, when a woman came forward stating she was abused by the teacher while she was in junior high school.

The woman told Global News the abuse happened in the summer of 2001, during a canoe trip with other students.

During the course of the investigation, Calgary police sex crimes detectives identified five other women who also allege sexual misconduct by Gregory while they were students between the years of 1999 and 2005.

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Since police announced charges against Gregory last week, multiple victims have come forward alleging abuse.

Gregory is accused of abusing using his position of trust to groom female students and get them into situations where sexual abuse could take place.

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Despite Gregory’s death, investigators are still looking to speak with anyone else who may have information about this case.

Calgary police said Tuesday that investigators “will still finish examining all the evidence to try to learn what happened.”

“This hopefully allows us to give some closure and supports to victims, and helps ensure that no one else who still can be charged was involved in any offence,” the CPS said in a news release.

“In a case where an accused was in a position of trust, the investigation can also provide insights into how similar incidents can be prevented in the future.”

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Anyone with information related to the case is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234 or to email [email protected]

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