11/12/2014 12:42 EST | Updated 01/12/2015 05:59 EST

Howard Goodman, Toronto school trustee, charged with harassment

Howard Goodman, a Toronto District School Board trustee, has been charged with forcible confinement and criminal harassment, Toronto police have confirmed.

Police allege that Goodman, 63, harassed a person from the fall of last year to the present and on one occasion forcibly confined the unnamed person. He was charged today with criminal harassment and forcible confinement.

He is due to appear in court on Dec. 18.

Goodman served as a trustee for more than a decade, though he did not seek re-election in the recent municipal election. He still holds the seat until a trustee-elect Jennifer Arp takes his place in December.

He was first elected as the trustee in Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence, in 2003. At that time, he succeeded Kathleen Wynne, now Ontario's premier, after she made the jump to provincial politics.

Goodman is a father of two and he lives in the ward where he has served as a trustee. Goodman has previously worked in management consulting, software development and manufacturing, according to the TDSB website.