Ontario teacher who had sexual encounters with students sentenced to 2 years

Ontario teacher who had sexual encounters with students sentenced to 2 years

BELLEVILLE, ONT.—An Ontario middle-school teacher who had sexual encounters with several students and traded nude photos with them has been sentenced to two years in prison.Jaclyn McLaren pleaded guilty on March 7 to two counts of sexual exploitation, two counts of luring, possession of child pornography and making explicit material available to people under 18 and people under 16.Justice Stephen Hunter also set conditions for the 37-year-old Stirling, Ont., woman at sentencing in Belleville, Ont., on Friday.Among those conditions, Hunter ordered McLaren to have no contact with the victims, banned her for 10 years from being in public places where children could be present, and placed her on probation for two years.Ontario Provincial Police originally laid 42 charges against McLaren last year as a result of offences that occurred from 2013 until early 2016 in Tweed, Ont., against young people between the ages of 12 and 15.Article Continued BelowSix of the eight young male victims were students of McLaren — a French teacher at a school in a community near Belleville — with four of them under 18, and the other four under 16.Read more: Ontario teacher charged with sex crimes against minors pleads guiltyCourt heard that McLaren was blackmailed into sending nude photos of herself after a male student who was using her phone for school purposes in class searched through her personal photos and found one of her exposed breasts.

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