SELECTED CASE LAW
In 2006 NBCA 104, the Attorney General appealed the sentence of Ms. G, arguing her sentence was not severe enough.
Ms. G, a 27-year-old school teacher, was sentenced to two years less a day for sexual assault-ing Mr. B, a 13-year-old boy during the summer break. Ms. G had been phoning Mr. B on his cell phone once a week for a month prior to the incident. His parents were aware of the calls. She visited his home on two occasions and had conversations about her personal life with the boy.
She picked the boy up and took him to her brother’s apartment, offered him a beer, purchased him alcohol, and engaged sexually with him, including sexual intercourse. It was the first time Mr. B had had sex with anyone and he was embarrassed that it was with his teacher.
Ms. G pleaded guilty and was terminated from her job. She was sentenced to two years less a day to be served in the community. Orders included a no contact order and prohibitions on be-ing near people under the age of 14.
On appeal, the sentence was changed to two years less a day to be served in prison.
Also see: 2006 CarswellNB 616 (Sentencing).
Criminal Offence(s): Sexual Assault