Nova Scotia

Former Halifax teacher accused of sex offences now charged with breach

Jaddus Joseph Poirier, 77, is charged with multiple sex-related offences and was released from custody with conditions that he stay away from children and places such as schools and playgrounds.

Police say Jaddus Joseph Poirier, 77, spoke to a youth at a Halifax address

Jaddus Poirier, seen leaving Dartmouth provincial court on April 11, is charged with multiple sex-related offences involving young people. The former Halifax teacher is now facing breach of undertaking charges as well. (Blair Rhodes/CBC)

A former Halifax teacher charged with sex-related offences involving young people has been charged with breaching the conditions of his release.

Jaddus Joseph Poirier, 77, allegedly breached his court-imposed conditions by having a conversation with a youth at an address in Halifax.

His release conditions state that he must stay away from the three complainants in the case as well as children and places they frequent, such as playgrounds and schools.

Police arrested Poirier on Monday.

Poirier worked as a teacher and volunteer hockey coach in the Halifax area from 1984-2002.

He is facing three counts of gross indecency, six charges of sexual assault, three of sexual exploitation and two counts each of sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching.

The charge of gross indecency no longer exists in the Criminal Code but was in effect at the time. The alleged offences involved three young men.

None of the charges has been proven in court.