Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fredericton teacher's victim says incidents changed his life

A man who was sexually exploited more than 20 years ago by a former Fredericton teacher has told a court that his life was changed forever by the incidents.

John Robert Campbell was convicted earlier this year of sexual touching involving two boys over whom he was in a position of trust or authority.

The incidents took place in the mid-1990s when Campbell was a teacher in Fredericton.

The two victims were students at Campbell's school. Their identities are subject to a publication ban.

One of the two men read out his victim impact statement in Burton Provincial Court Wednesday.

He said that following the incidents in 1994, he stopped growing up, and that his self-worth was severely shaken.

The man told the court that he has since found it difficult to trust people in a position of power, affecting his ability to hold down a job.

He described Campbell as "an anteater of the hill of innocence."   (more...)

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