Kyla Cowan-Wilson appeared by video in an Ottawa court early Tuesday afternoon. She wore her long blonde hair loose and stood nervously with her hands folded in front of her during her brief appearance.

She was released on a $5,000 bond. Under the terms of her release, she is forbidden from going near parks or daycares where there are children under 16 or holding a position of trust involving anyone under 16.

She will appear again in court July 25.



Ottawa police say they've charged a teacher with sexual assault after allegations that she was having a sexual relationship with one of her students.

Investigators say the woman started the relationship when she was working as a teacher for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board.

They say the incidents happened over the course of a year, from 2013 to 2014, and were reported to police this year.

Kyla Cowan-Wilson, 32, has been charged with sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching and sexual interference.

Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

With files from the Canadian Press