Thursday, October 22, 2015

Trial of former N.S. teacher facing sex charges hears from alleged victims

The trial of a former Nova Scotia school teacher, charged with sex offences involving two former students, has heard from the alleged victims on Thursday.

Carolyn Amy Hood arrived alone at the Pictou Courthouse Thursday morning for day four of her trial.

Hood has been charged with one count of sexual assault, one count of sexual interference, two counts of luring minors over the internet for a sexual purpose, and two counts of sexual exploitation of a young person.

She has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Pictou District RCMP started investigating Hood in the fall of 2013 after receiving a complaint from Thorburn Consolidated School.

The 40-year-old Stellarton woman was arrested in January 2014 following an 11-week police investigation.

The charges date from March through September of 2013 and allege sexual contact with two boys -- one under the age of 16 and the other under 18.

The first alleged victim testified after having her as a teacher, she started texting him in grade nine.  (more...)

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