Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Facing sex charges, Sudbury teacher steps down

Sex charges against a former Lockerby Composite teacher have been dropped after he agreed to quit the profession.

Alain Bergeron also agreed to a peace bond, a Sudbury court was told Tuesday.

"There have been some unique developments since the trial was set several months ago," assistant Crown attorney Leonard Kim told Ontario Court Justice Andre. "(Bergeron) has resigned his teaching licence in Ontario and he has indicated he has not only resigned his certificate, but he has no intention to re-apply.

"It is in the Crown's interest not to proceed."

The one-year $500 peace bond includes a condition that Bergeron, 45, have no contact with, and remain away, from one male and eight female students at the school.

Those students were either alleged victims or witnesses in two sets of alleged sex-related incidents involving female students at the high school. They allegedly happened from January to June 2014, and on Oct. 30, 2015.

"(The students) were quite concerned when these matters took place," said Kim.

As a result of the peace bond being issued, charges of assault, sexual assault and sexual interference were withdrawn.  (more...)

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