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

first_imgBELLEVILLE, 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.Six 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.Court 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.The student showed it to two classmates and after McLaren asked the boys not to tell anyone about the photo, one of them demanded she give him additional photos in exchange for his silence, court heard.One of the teens, none of whom can be identified, said he received photos of her breasts and vaginal area through the image-sharing app Snapchat starting in 2014, when he was in Grade 8, through early last year, court heard. He shared those images with two of the other complainants.McLaren admitted to sending him one image of her breasts while he was 13 and still her student, court heard.Another boy reported receiving similar pictures through Snapchat in the summer of 2014, but the teacher said it was actually a year later, when the boy was 15, court heard.Sometime later, McLaren met the boys on a local trail, where they drank beers before going back to her car for mutual fondling and kissing. She then performed oral sex on both boys back on the trail before leaving, court heard. The boys reported this took place in 2014, while McLaren believes it happened the following year.McLaren performed oral sex on both boys again later on separate occasions, court heard, and one sent her a photo of his genitals.A third student reported trading explicit photos with McLaren starting in 2013, when he was 15. They had sex at her home three years later, just after he turned 18, court heard.A fourth boy later came forward with screen shots of photos McLaren had sent him of her naked breasts, in which her face was also visible, court heard.A fifth teen involved in the case was not a student and McLaren said she was unaware that he was 16 when she sent him a photo of her breasts. She admitted, however, that she did not take reasonable steps to determine his age, court heard.Both the sixth and seventh complainants were students of McLaren when she sent them photos of her breasts, court heard. In one case, she sent a video of herself fondling her breasts, which the then-15-year-old showed to friends at a party, court heard.Last year, an eighth teen was found to have received two photos of her breasts as well as a video of McLaren nude and simulating a sex act, court heard. Again, McLaren said she did not know he was underage but had not made sufficient effort to find out. That boy was 17 and not her student, court heard.(CJOJ, The Canadian Press)last_img read more

2 pvt hospitals 1 diagnostic centre fined for negligence

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission (WBCERC) has imposed fine on B M Birla Heart Research Centre, Columbia Asia Hospital and Suraksha Diagnostic Pvt. Limited, after it found negligence on their part.The WBCERC has asked Columbia Asia Hospital to pay a compensation of Rs 1 lakh to the family members of 31-year-old Baisakhi Saha, who was transfused with wrong blood type at the hospital. The patient was admitted to the hospital following abdominal pain. She was referred to a gynecologist who prescribed a blood test. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalThe investigation revealed that she had been suffering from an ectopic pregnancy. The doctor had also suggested an immediate operation. The patient underwent surgery and later she was shifted to a general bed as she was out of danger. The patient needed blood transfusion later. As she was transfused with the wrong blood type, the side effects and reaction had started in the patient. The commission started a probe after the patient’s husband Abhijit Saha lodged a complaint. During its investigation, it found gross negligence on part of the hospital. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIn another incident, the WBCERC asked the B M Birla Heart Research Centre to pay a compensation of Rs 40,000 to Mahendra Kumar Gond and Rs 10,000 to the commission within the next 15 days, after the WBCERC found that patient had been charged in excess from the package. The patient, aged around 60, was admitted to the hospital on January 6, 2018, after he felt chest pain. In the third incident, Suraksha Diagnostic Pvt. Ltd has been asked by the WBCERC to pay Rs 10,000 to Srilekha Raha, wife of complainant Atanu Raha, as there were irregularities in her blood tests.last_img read more

This Company Wants You to Wear Your SIM Card

first_imgJune 11, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. If the life of your phone has ever been claimed by a freak coffee spill, you are familiar with your cell’s SIM card. The little memory chip lets users switch over numbers, passwords, texts and contacts to a new phone in the event your current one meets the untimely demise of liquid spillage. One company is looking to alter the inevitable outcome (a new phone) by shifting SIM cards into the world of wearable technologyDOCOMO, one of Japan’s biggest mobile carriers unveiled their the first “SIM-based authentication device” prototype this week. Named Portable SIM, the card can be waved over any given device and your info can be swapped from a phone to a tablet or computer. This is achieved using wireless technologies Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (similar to Bluetooth but only requires devices to touch to establish a connection) to exchange data. Related: This Luxe Smartphone Could Be Yours for $10,000The company, which also recently rolled out a line of smart clothes and a fitness-tracking wristband, is still in the research stage. DOCOMO is working to shrink the 8-by-4-centimeter prototype to wearable size and understand how to use it to link up with devices like TVs and smart-car systems. Information about when it will be available to consumers has not been released.  While Portable SIM could be quite convenient, there is still the question of security. The company explained in its statement that one way they are working to insure that subscriber identities are kept out of hacker hands is by locking the phone number when the Bluetooth link is broken. However, the wearable-tech enthusiasts that decide to bring their Portable SIM poolside are on their own.  What crazy apps and gadgets have you come across lately? Let us know by emailing us at [email protected] or by telling us in the comments below.Related: Why the Future of Retail Will Blow Your Mind Register Now »center_img 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more