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Media Release

Release Date: September 30th, 2020 - 3:08pm

Originator: D/Sergeant, Crystal Kelly, Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit, (905) 825 8970

Contact: D/Constable, Dan Matthews, Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit, (905) 825 4747 ext. 8973

Location: Oakville


Staff Member at Syl Apps Youth Centre in Oakville Arrested and Charged with Sexual Offences

​Following a joint investigation between the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) and the Children's Aid Society (CAS), police have arrested and charged a Youth Worker (relief employee) from the Syl Apps Youth Centre in Oakville. On Tuesday September 29, 2020, Elizabeth Lopresti (24) of Mississauga was arrested by HRPS Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit officers.  She has been charged with the following offences:

  • Sexual Assault 
  • Sexual Exploitation 
  • Breach of Trust

Lopresti was released on a Promise to Appear in Milton Provincial Court on Tuesday November 3, 2020.

The victim in this occurrence was a youth resident and the offences took place at the Syl Apps Youth Centre. Lopresti was suspended from her position at the onset of the HRPS investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Dan Matthews of the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 8973.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.