Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Former high school teacher faces jail sentence

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A former Brantford high school teacher found guilty of sexually assaulting a student was begged Monday by the victim’s father to publicly admit his guilt.

“If there is a shred of decency in you, allow (the victim) closure and further his healing by admitting what you did,” said the teenager’s father in a victim impact statement he read to the court on the first day of a two-day sentencing hearing for Shawn Oakes in the Ontario Court of Justice

Oakes, 38, was found guilty in June of sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching after a seven-day, judge-only trial.

Justice Catrina Braid read from a pre-sentence report in which the report’s author said that Oakes was ready to accept responsibilty for his crimes.

“Despite pleading not guilty throughout a trial, the subject stated he committed the offences and was going to make amends, including attending a treatment program. He plans to read a statement at his sentencing hearing,” according to the report.  (more...)


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