November 29, 2022

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A Saint-Jerome teacher has been accused of sexually abusing a teenager

A Saint-Jerome teacher has been accused of sexually abusing a teenager

A teacher and basketball coach at Saint-Jerome High School is on trial for sexually assaulting a teenager in her position of authority.

Catherine Gabourey was handcuffed by the city of Saint-Jerome Police Department. News magazine.

A physical education teacher has been accused of sexually abusing, luring and sexually exploiting a minor last month. She faces seven counts in total.

According to the whistleblower, the 27-year-old is in power. The facts he is accused of took place over a period of several months between October 2021 and last April.

According to our information, for several years already, Catherine Gaboury has been a teacher at Hauts-Sommets secondary school.

Moreover, his name is still on the staff list that appears on the company’s website.

According to our sources, she is also a basketball coach.

However, it is not known if the crimes he is accused of took place in a school or sports context.

has been suspended

The Rivière-du-Nord School Service Center declined to comment because it was a legal case, but confirmed that the teacher had been relieved of her duties.

“As soon as a situation like this comes to our attention, we take the necessary steps to ensure the safety and well-being of all our students and provide assistance to those who express a problem. As needed,” said Melanie Dufort, Communications. Coordinator, via email.

In August, Le Journal revealed that since 2017 alone, at least fifty teachers, directors, custodians or coaches have been paraded before the courts for sexual offenses. Of these school employees, some have been convicted and others are awaiting trial.

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