SELECTED CASE LAW
In 2017 BCPC 265, a high school teacher, Mr. S, was convicted of sexual exploitation and sentenced to 14 months’ incarceration.
Mr. S engaged in a sexual relationship with a female student for 2 years, starting when she was 16 years old and he was 37. He ran the band program that she and her family were very involved in. Over the summer, they communicated over social media and email, talking intimately and referencing her age of consent for sexual behavior. When school resumed, they began a physical relationship where she kissed and had sexual intercourse for her first time. They had intercourse over the next two years after which she tried to end the relationship. When she cut off their communication entirely, he reacted strongly and her mother reported him.
Criminal Offence(s): Sexual Exploitation