Teacher near Belleville guilty of sex assault on students

Teacher Jaclyn McLaren has pleaded guilty to seven charges of sexual assault and related crimes involving her students in what her lawyer says is an attempt “to do the best thing she knows to do.” Her sexual encounters with several students took place near Belleville where she taught French to Grades 6 to 8. She was arrested early last year and has been out on bail since then, though she has not taught in that time. At the hearing Tuesday, McLaren pleaded guilty 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. The teacher did not speak as she left court but her lawyer, Pieter Kort, said she felt tremendous remorse. Belleville-area teacher on charges involving 4 boys