Female teacher sexual transgressions rare

April 6th, 2009 by admin


The Ontario College of Teachers has disciplined 190 teachers over the past decade for sexually related transgressions, according to an analysis of records from the college’s disciplinary committee.

The offences span the spectrum from possession of child pornography and sexual assault on minors to sending inappropriately intimate e-mails and developing romantic relationships with high school seniors.

And while more than two-thirds of teachers in the province are women, 92 per cent of those found by the college to have committed sexual or romantic transgressions were men.

Only 14 were women.

That makes the arrest this week of 33-year-old Brookfield High School teacher Jennifer Lynne McCalla on charges of sexually assaulting and sexually exploiting one of her students an extremely rare case.

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