Teacher not guilty of sexual exploitation of student
A small town Alberta school teacher has been found not guilty of sexually exploiting a teenaged student.
Jocelyn Jaster, 28, was charged after a three month affair with a 17 year old student. The boy attended the same St. Paul area school where Jaster taught elementary students.
The boy, now 19, can't be named because of a publication ban. He told the court the affair began in 1998, when Jaster approached him at a track meet.
The affair ended after Jaster became pregnant and suffered a miscarriage.
During his closing arguments, Jaster's lawyer called the affair love and not a criminal act.
Jaster's teaching certificate has been revoked and she now lives in Vancouver. She still faces a $150,000 lawsuit brought by her former lover.