By Rachel Quigley
Updated: 21:15 BST, 2 September 2011
Tania Pontbriand, 40, is blamed of having sex with one of her students
The rec center educator charged of having sex hundreds of times with a understudy over two a long time at the point when he was 15 broke down as she told a court the charges have destroyed her life.
Tania Pontbriand, 40, from Quebec, denies having sex with the understudy between 2002 what’s more, 2004, at the point when she was a educator at RosemÃ¨re High School.
Her protection group are attempting to get all charges dropped, guaranteeing it has taken as well long to bring the case to trial as she was captured in 2008 at the point when the charged casualty came forward.
Her declaration on Wednesday – in which she shook, broke down what’s more, hyperventilated – focused on the impact the charges have had on her vocation as a high school teacher.
She told the St Jerome court: ‘I have totally lost my reputation,. Everyone knows me. They talk about me in social media around the world.
‘It’s disheartening at the point when my child inquires me on the off chance that he can go to his friend’s house what’s more, I tell him, “Not now”.
‘I’m perplexed of the guardians finding out who I am through the media what’s more, they’ll stop permitting to let him play with my child at school.’
Trembling: Pontbriand took to the stand on Wednesday what’s more, broke down while she was giving evidence
Defence: Her legal advisor is contending that it’s taken as well long to bring the case to trial what’s more, she is being denied the right to a fast trial
The 40-year-old hyperventilated, after as it were a maybe a couple minutes of declaration what’s more, had to take a 40 minute break to create herself.
The asserted casualty told police that Pontbriand had sex with him between 200 what’s more, 300 times at the point when he was between 15 what’s more, 17 a long time old.
Her position of specialist over him implies he was legitimately unfit to assent to the relationship.
A report by the nearby school board found that the educator took advantage of the boy’s weakness since he was candidly delicate what’s more, perhaps self-destructive at the time, concurring to the Toronto Sun.
The 40-year-old was said to have taken the kid on outdoors trips to attempt to bond with him what’s more, this is at the point when the charged sex had place.
At the focus of the trial is legal confirm as her DNA was said to be found in the boy’s resting bag
Breaking down in tears on the witness stand, Pontbriand said the trial caused her to miss her five-year-old child’s to begin with day of kindergarten.
She moreover has a three-year-old.
Her lawyer, Hanan Mrani, inquired Judge Francois Beaudoin for a remain of procedures since 37 months have passed since Pontbriand’s arrest, concurring to the Toronto Sun.
The judge will run the show today on regardless of whether or, on the other hand not to toss out the trial.
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