Missing ex-teacher convicted of sex crimes found

Dustin Epp, 48, of London. Photo supplied by London Police Service.

A former London teacher, convicted of sexual exploitation and several child pornography-related charges has been found after he went missing last week.

Dustin Epp, 48 of London, was reported missing by the London Police Service last Tuesday night. On Monday, police officials said Epp was found in Sudbury.

Previous court records showed Epp was due in a London courtroom last Wednesday morning for sentencing.

The disgraced teacher was charged several times in 2020 with offences including secretly observing/recording a person for a sexual purpose, unlawfully possession of child pornography, printing/publishing/possessing child pornography, unlawfully accessing child pornography, and telecommunication with a person under 18 for specific criminal offences.

Additionally, Epp was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. He was charged with sexual exploitation in January 2020 in connection to those allegations. He was later suspended from his teaching job and he is no longer employed by the Thames Valley District School Board.

Epp was released from police custody on an undertaking, and was expected to adhere to a number of conditions while awaiting his January 18 court appearance.

London police say Epp was arrested in Sudbury on a bench warrant and is being brought back to London for future court appearance.