Former teacher to be sentenced on sex charges
A former Kamloops teacher who lost his job in 2004 after engaging in sexual contact with a student will be in court on Thursday, Dec. 15, to find out when he will be sentenced on new sex charges involving two underage girls.
Brett Anthony Nelson, 51, pleaded guilty in Kamloops provincial court on June 23 to two counts of using a computer to lure a child under 16.
The offences took place between May 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2010, and involved a pair of 14-year-old Kamloops girls.
The circumstances of the offences have not yet been made public and the victims’ names are protected by a court-ordered publication ban.
In 2004, the B.C. College of Teachers cancelled Nelson’s teaching certificate and terminated his membership after a jury found him guilty of sexual exploitation.
In that instance, he engaged in sexual contact with a Grade 11 student over a period of one month.
The sentencing judge in 2004 granted Nelson a conditional discharge, meaning he has no criminal record despite the jury’s finding of guilt.
Nelson was slated to be sentenced for the new charges in October, but that hearing was twice adjourned.
It is expected lawyers will set a new date for sentencing at Thursday's scheduled appearance.
Nelson is also expected to file an application to the court to vary the conditions of his bail.