Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Former N.S. teacher pleads not guilty to sex charges

A former N.S. junior high school teacher will go to trial in October after pleading not guilty to a half dozen sex charges involving two teenage boys.

Carolyn Amy Hood's lawyer entered the plea in a Pictou courtroom Tuesday

Both the crown and defence lawyers met privately with the judge, prior to open proceedings.

The 39-year-old accused did not

“As you know, under the criminal code, if a designation of counsel has been filed, I can act on her behalf,” says defence lawyer Joel Pink. “Since we elected to be tried by a provincial court judge, there's no need for her to be here.”

Hood was arrested in January of 2014, following an 11 week police investigation.

At the time, she was a grade six teacher at Thorburn Consolidated School, which has grades primary through nine.  (more...)

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