A female teacher with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board appeared in court Tuesday after being charged with sexually assaulting a male student.

Police say Jennifer Lynne McCalla, 33, has been charged with sexual assault and sexual exploitation in relation to an investigation that was launched in early February.

Police say the charges stem from allegations the woman inappropriately touched a male student in late January.

McCalla has been suspended with pay and is not permitted to have any contact with students.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Ottawa police at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-TIPS.