A former teacher and coach at Steinbach Regional Secondary School has been arrested on charges of sexual assault.

On June 17th, Steinbach RCMP received several reports of sexual assault involving an employee at SRSS. Six female students between the ages of 15 and 18 reported they were assaulted by the male. These assaults were reported to have occurred between February 1st and May 31st of this year on school property.

Additional female students came forward as well to provide information that assisted with the investigation.

On July 4th, Steinbach RCMP arrested 41-year-old David Bueti of Winnipeg. He has been charged with five counts of sexual assault and three counts of sexual interference. 

He was released from custody on a release order with a number of conditions.

Bueti was employed by SRSS from February until June of this year, where he worked as a teacher and a coach. Previous to this, he was employed at several different schools in Winnipeg, including River East Collegiate in 2021, Holy Cross School in 2020, St. John Brebeuf school from 2007 to 2018 and Holy Ghost School from 2006 to 2007.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Steinbach RCMP.

Police would like to remind survivors of sexual assault that there is no time limit to report a sexual assault to police. Even if you were assaulted years ago, you can still report it to police. Many survivors do not report right away and choose to do so later in their lives. Police say reporting a sexual assault can help you seek justice and start the healing process.

Police say if you wish to report a sexual assault, you can contact your local police to make a report. If you choose not to report sexual assault to the police directly, you can report the crime through a third party. Klinic Community Health is able to receive third party reports from survivors of sexual assault who are 16 years and older anywhere in Manitoba. In this process, the survivor completes a form with the support of a Sexual Assault Crisis Program worker, and this information is sent to police without the survivor's identifying information.

For more information on third party reporting, please contact Klinic's 24/7 Sexual Assault Crisis Line at 204-786-8631 or toll free at 1-888-292-7565.