During the course of the investigation, a significant development occurred when the West Palm Bay County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, also looking into a missing girl case, provided a tip indicating Gorman’s potential involvement or knowledge of the disappearance. However, it was later confirmed that the Florida girl was found safe, and there was no evidence connecting Gorman to her disappearance.
The charges against Gorman include child luring, making, transmitting, and possessing child pornography. Furthermore, due to his alleged online interactions with the girl in Florida, additional child luring and child pornography charges are pending against him.
Gorman’s employment history reveals a troubling pattern, as he had worked at various educational institutions and daycares in the Edmonton region. He was most recently employed at Balwin Junior High School, where he taught children with autism spectrum disorder. Prior to that, he had worked at Belmead School in 2022 and had a nine-week stint as a student teacher at Good Shepherd Elementary School between October and December 2020. Additionally, Gorman was associated with several daycare facilities, including Little Learners Fort Road and St. Albert in 2021, Klarvatten Plaza Daycare in Edmonton from 2019 to 2020, Richard Secord Out of School Care in Edmonton from 2018 to 2019, and Discoveryland Childcare and OSC in Edmonton in 2018.
Edmonton Public Schools has affirmed its cooperation with the ongoing investigation, and they have confirmed that Gorman is no longer employed with the division. The safety of students remains their utmost priority, and they are fully committed to supporting the police in their efforts.
During his alleged activities, Gorman may have used the alias “Steve” and identified himself as a teacher to his victims. Authorities suspect that there may be additional complainants in the Edmonton area and are urging anyone with relevant information to contact the Edmonton police non-emergency line, their local RCMP detachment, or report anonymously online at Cybertip.ca.
Gorman has been released from custody but is subject to strict conditions, which include refraining from employment that involves a position of trust or authority over youth and a prohibition on attending any schools. His court appearance is scheduled for June 5.
The investigation into Brennan Gorman’s case highlights the importance of vigilance and the need to prioritize the safety and well-being of children. Law enforcement agencies and educational institutions are working diligently to ensure justice is served, and the public is urged to assist in any way possible to bring any additional victims to light.