Former teacher charged yet again with sex-related offences against minor
A former teacher who was fired in 2004 for engaging in sexual contact with a Grade 11 student has been charged with sexual interference of a minor, breach of probation and failure to comply with a probation order.
The charges against Brett Anthony Nelson come one year after he was sentenced to nine months in jail after pleading guilty to luring charges in connection with another incident.
Nelson is scheduled to return to court on Thursday, Feb. 7, for his next appearance on the new charges, which relate to an incident in Kamloops in recent months, according to Crown prosecutor Will Burrows.
Nelson has been released from custody on $10,000 bail.
On Jan. 23, 2012, Nelson was sentenced to nine months in jail and, upon his release, banned from going near parks, playgrounds, swimming pools or other places at which children might be expected to be present.
He was also bound by an order barring him from using a computer to communicate with children and ordered to submit a sample of his DNA to a national criminal database.
Nelson had attempted to lure 13- and 14-year-old girls over the Internet for sexual purposes.
Nelson first met the 14-year-old victim after she posted an ad online seeking older men.
The two exchanged a number of sexually charged emails, including a nude photo of Nelson on his stomach.
They never met in person, but Nelson was introduced through her to the 13-year-old victim.
After a number of graphic email exchanges, the two met once in person. Nelson bought the teen a pack of cigarettes and gave her a ride to her elementary school.
The relationship ended when the 13-year-old girl’s father found the cigarettes, traced them back to an older man and called police.
“We cannot say, of course, what might have happened with [the 13-year-old victim] had her father not intervened,” Judge Hermann Rohrmoser said during last year’s sentencing.
In 2004, the B.C. College of Teachers revoked Nelson’s teaching certificate and terminated his membership after a jury found him guilty of sexual exploitation.
In that instance, he engaged in a sexual relationship with a Grade 11 female student over a period of one month.
The sentencing judge in 2004 granted Nelson a conditional discharge, meaning he had no criminal record following the conviction despite the jury’s finding of guilt.