New Brunswick

Teacher working with vulnerable children charged with sexual exploitation of a minor

An Oromocto woman working with vulnerable children was charged Monday with sexual exploitation of a minor.

A 44-year-old Oromocto woman working for N.B.'s Child and Youth Teams to appear in court later

RCMP were told about alleged sexual misconduct by a teacher from Oromocto in September. (Shane Magee/CBC)

An Oromocto woman working with vulnerable children was charged Monday with sexual exploitation of a minor.

RCMP say they received information in September about alleged sexual misconduct by a female employee of the New Brunswick government's Child and Youth Teams – Integrated Service Delivery with a teenage boy. 

In an email, Anglophone West School District spokesperson Jennifer Read confirmed that Julie Lynn Murphy is a teacher with the Oromocto Child and Youth Team. 

"Ms. Murphy is currently on leave from her position," Read said. 

Police arrested the 44-year-old woman, who was later released under conditions that include having no contact with the victim, an RCMP news release said. 

Murphy appeared in Fredericton provincial court on one count of sexual exploitation of a minor while being a person of trust or authority and one count of unlawfully distributing cannabis to an individual under 18 years of age.

Murphy is to appear in court on Jan. 31 to enter a plea. 

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