2017 ONCJ 906

In 2017 ONCJ 906, Mr. L, the complainant’s high school teacher, was charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, and invitation to sexual touching.

He denied he had been sexually involved with his 15-year-old student. She said that Mr. L had given her money to purchase a dildo and that she texted him pictures of the dildo and sent him nude photos of herself. She also said the Mr. L told her he would show her how to use it, but she forgot to bring it to the meeting, and the two had sex instead. She reported other sexual interactions. There was no evidence of the texts or photos. The Court found that the texts on her phone were not sexual and did not suggest a covert relationship. Additionally, her testimony regarding dates, locations, activities and timing was inconsistent. Testimony from Mr. L, his spouse and several students supported his version of events.

He was acquitted of the charges.

Criminal Offence(s): Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Assault