Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Former Halifax-area teacher pleads guilty to sex charge involving boy

A former Halifax-area teacher has pleaded guilty to a charge of invitation to sexual touching involving a male student.

Sarah Jane Allt was a Grade 9 teacher at Five Bridges Junior High School in Hubley until she lost her job last year.

Allt, 36, was scheduled to stand trial next week in Halifax provincial court on charges of sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching.

She entered the single guilty plea Monday, when she appeared in court with lawyer Joel Pink.

The case is due back in court in April for sentencing. Pink told the court that he will challenge the constitutionality of the mandatory minimum sentence of 90 days in jail for the summary offence.  (more...)



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