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Ex-teacher Tanya Pontbriand guilty of sex assault charges

01/23/2014 11:18 EST | Updated 03/25/2014 05:59 EDT
Tanya Pontbriand, a former Rosemere, Que., high school gym teacher, has been found guilty of sexual assault and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Pontbriand was accused of having a relationship with a 15-year-old student, who told police he and Pontbriand had more than 200 sexual encounters between 2002 and 2004.

Pontbriand was charged in 2008 with sexual assault and two counts of sexual exploitation, to which she pleaded not guilty.

During the trial, her lawyer called the former student a liar and a manipulator, saying he withheld details from police and at the preliminary hearing about his sexual relationship with Pontbriand.

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