B.C. instructor responsible of sexual exploitation of minor will get lifetime ban


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A B.C. highschool instructor who had a sexual relationship with a pupil that was uncovered in 2021 and led to a felony conviction the next yr has been banned for all times.

The male instructor — recognized solely as “DK” as a result of a publication ban imposed at trial — signed a consent decision settlement with the B.C. Commissioner for Instructor Regulation posted on-line Tuesday during which he accepts the lifetime ban.

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In 2021, the college district reported that the instructor entered into “an inappropriately intimate, bodily and sexualized relationship with a pupil.”

The identical yr, he was charged criminally with sexual offences involving a minor, then pleaded responsible in 2022 to at least one depend of sexual exploitation. The opposite expenses within the indictment have been stayed.

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The instructor was handed a conditional sentence of two years adopted by three years’ probation, together with phrases that restrict his capability to have contact with minors, and he will likely be listed on the Nationwide Intercourse Offender Registry for 20 years.

The instructor, who was first licensed professionally in 2019, was suspended in 2021 and signed an settlement at the moment to not train in any public or impartial faculty within the kindergarten to Grade 12 system. His instructing certificates was then cancelled late final yr for non-payment of charges.

The commissioner famous a lifetime ban is acceptable because of the instructor’s felony misconduct, which undermines public belief within the career; as a result of he “used his privileged place of energy and belief to take advantage of a minor for sexual benefit”; and since he violated the coed’s bodily and emotional security and wellbeing.

The redacted settlement doesn’t checklist the college district the place the instructor was employed.

jruttle@postmedia.com


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