Friday, September 26, 2014

Cambridge Catholic teacher appealing conviction for sex with teen

KITCHENER — As she faces sentencing Friday, a fired teacher is appealing her conviction for having sex with a drunken 17-year-old student at her Kitchener home.

Lawyers for Jacqueline Lavigne, 34, have also scheduled an afternoon bail hearing in Toronto in the event Justice Patrick Flynn imposes jail time in a Kitchener court in the morning.

Her bail application, to be heard by a judge of the Ontario Court of Appeal, would seek her release from custody pending the outcome of an appeal of her sexual exploitation conviction.

The manoeuvering could mean Lavigne is unlikely to spend more than a few hours in custody even if her sentence is immediately imposed after arguments Friday by Crown and defence lawyers.

A married mother of two young children, Lavigne was found guilty in April of having oral sex and intercourse with one of her students from Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School.  (more...)

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