Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ex-deputy education minister looks for help before guilty plea

For the first time since he was arrested in July 2013, former deputy education minister and well-known professor Benjamin Levin has broken the silence about his child pornography charges.

Saying he's "deeply ashamed," Levin, who was deputy minister of education and a member of Premier Kathleen Wynne's transition team, has reached out to "friends and colleagues" to write letters of support as he prepares to plead guilty to child porn charges and faces a sentencing hearing, the Toronto Sun has learned.

Levin was charged with seven child-porn related offences under the Criminal Code.

It has been reported that he has made a plea arrangement with the Crown attorney and will attend court next week to formally acknowledge his guilt.  (more...)

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