Friday, December 9, 2016

Durham teacher's licence revoked after years-long sexual relationship with student

DURHAM -- Ontario’s College of Teachers has revoked the licence of a Durham Region teacher after he confessed to a years-long sexual relationship with a student.

Wayne Thomas Bodley engaged in “horrendous” and “reprehensible” conduct that could jeopardize the public’s confidence in the profession, a disciplinary panel wrote in a recently published decision.

Bodley acknowledged the allegations against him and pleaded no contest to charges that included sexual abuse of a student and engaging in disgraceful conduct. A hearing was held in April, and the decision on sanctions was released in May.

A statement of facts noted that Bodley became acquainted with the student in 2005 and that in 2006 both attended a conference, after which Bodley offered the student a ride home. It was then that Bodley made a “pass” at the student, according to the statement.  (more...)


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