A computer studies teacher established a relationship with a former student after he was expelled for the high school where he was teaching.  The teacher sexually groomed the fifteen year old by paying him to do odd jobs around his house and through purchasing him gifts including a cellphone so he could easily contact the adolescent. The teacher invited the boy over for dinner approximately two times a week where he would stay late. It was on one of these occasions that the sexual assault occurred.

The teacher pleaded guilty to the charge of assault and was convicted, and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine plus emotional harm reparation of $5,000 and $130 in court costs.

The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal censured the teacher and cancelled the his registration in order to protect the public and uphold the integrity of the profession. The teacher did not oppose his registration being cancelled and showed no interest in retaining it.


Alan Knowsley

Education Lawyer