This time, a teacher has allegedly “gone wild” in Canada, as French teacher Mary Gowans, 40, was said to be involved in an inappropriate relationship with a former student, a 15 year old boy. The boy said that the relationship started in June 2009. Gowans was teaching French and Phys-Ed to 7th and 8th graders at Joesph Howe Senior Public School. She was also a baseball coach.
In late January, Gowans was charged with sexual assault and sexual exploitation. She has been suspended from work with pay. If Ms. Gowans is convicted of the charges, she will be fired, but we figure that will be the least of her problems. Gowans was scheduled for a court appearance on March 1st.
Glad to see Canada has its own population of teachers in the wild. Are they all French-speaking MILFs like Gowans or is that a fluke?
Source: Global Toronto
Update: September 13, 2012
Mary Gowans is currently on trial. Yesterday, the teen’s mom testified in court that she had her suspicions of something going on when she noticed them together at a waterfront race. Gowans apparently rewarded him for winning the race by putting on a little wet t-shirt contest for him. The teen also testified that they later had multiple kissing and petting sessions. Mary Gowans gave him expensive gifts and overpaid him for babysitting. One morning, she sent him a text message saying “Babe, Christmas came early.”
Gowans has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault, “sexual interference,” and sexual exploitation. The trial continues.
Source: Toronto Sun
Update: September 25, 2012
Mary Gowans has been acquitted by Ontario Superior Court Justice John McMahon. However, the teacher got a stern talking-to for spending too much time with the student involved in the case:
“I would have thought that her 17 years of teaching experience, she would have realized . . . he’s spending a lot of time in her life. Alarm bells should have gone off.”
The judge said that the now 18-year-old student’s evidence was “inconsistent, both internally and with some of the facts.”
Said Gowans after the ruling:
“It has been a very, very difficult week. The last three years of my life have been virtually destroyed as a result of these allegations. I’m glad it’s over, but at the same time I have the task of rebuilding my life now.”
Source: Toronto Star