Former gym teacher appeals sex assault conviction

Former Rosemere high school gym teacher Tania Pontbriand has filed an appeal of her conviction for sexually assaulting a former student.

Pontbriand was found guilty in January of having a long term relationship with the boy which began in 2002 and ended in 2004.

She was 30 years old when it started. He was 15.

In the leave to appeal Pontbriand claims the judge made several errors during the process by not considering all the evidence presented.

Pontbriand never took the stand  during the trial, but several witnesses were called to testify to her character including former students and colleagues.

Sentencing is set for May 8th in Saint-Jérôme.

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  1. david white posted on 03/04/2014 08:33 AM
    LOOK........regardless of the errors the judge made, she was there, he was there etc. Either male or female, child rape is child rape even at 15. Sure the 15 year old enjoyed the 2 years, as any boy would. BUT, she knew what she was doing so there fore should bear the consequences regardless of errs on the side of the bench. Don't waste our tax-payer time, get on with the sentence.
  2. ric posted on 03/04/2014 08:53 AM
    It's funny how all the guilty trash are never satisfied with the verdict. Go make some sexual friends in jail.
  3. Peter posted on 03/29/2014 02:18 PM
    Did either of you idiots ever consider that she's appealing because the conviction was wrong...and that those errors led to an incorrect result? Nothing said they were appealing on the basis of a technicality
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