100 Mile House RCMP is asking the public for assistance in a child exploitation investigation involving a teacher at a local high school.

33-year-old Vincent Collins was arrested on his way to work at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School.

According to police, Collins has been charged with one count of child exploitation, which is alleged to have occurred with a female youth.

“Immediately upon learning of the allegation on the evening of April 7th, 2021, officers commenced a fast-moving investigation which resulted in the arrest early yesterday morning”, 100 Mile House RCMP Staff Sargent Svend Nielson says, “we have been closely engaged with the school administration and School District 27 who is supporting our investigation.”

The detachment released the information in the interest of public safety.

Collins remains in police custody.

with files from Darin Bain, My Cariboo Now