Thursday, September 22, 2016
Kitchener public school teacher who had sex with girl, 15, getting sent to penitentiary
KITCHENER — A Kitchener public school teacher who had sexual intercourse multiple times with a 15-year-old girl will be sentenced to a penitentiary term.
Michael Sperling, 35, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to sexual interference and luring a child. Justice Craig Parry said he will hand out a two-year sentence, as recommended by the prosecution and defence.
Sperling, who taught at Sandhills Public School in Kitchener, was suspended after the charges were laid, court was told.
A court order bans publication of any information that could identify the victim. The girl was not a student at Sandhills.
Sperling knew the girl was 15, below the age of consent, court was told. (more...)