Former Catholic teacher gets jail time after admitting to sex with student
A former Windsor Catholic elementary school teacher has been sentenced to one year in jail plus three years of probation after admitting to having a sexual relationship with a former student.
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Christina Albini , 43, pleaded guilty to sexual interference.
"I apologize to all of my supporters," Albini told the cour on Tuesdayt. "I want to apologize to the public, my co-workers, teachers."
Albini's lawyer, Patrick Ducharme, tells court this is a "truly meaningful guilty plea."
In an agreed statement of facts, read by Crown attorney Eric Costaris on May 1, 2017, court heard Albini started a relationship with a 14-year-old boy in 2015.
The relationship started out with text messaging and court heard Albini bought the boy a cell phone and they both sent nude or partially nude pictures to each other.
Court heard by 2016, the messaging had turned quote sexually explicit and police learned the pair were having a sexual relationship by March.
On July 18, 2016, the Windsor police child exploitation unit received information of a possible luring of a young person by an adult.
The investigation involved a former student at Christ the King Catholic Elementary School, say police.
On Sept. 1, 2016, Albini was arrested and charged.
In addition to her sentence, Albini is prohibited from contacting the boy or his family.
She will be registered as a sex offender for 20 years, and cannot obtain employment in a "position of trust" involving anyone under the age of 16 for five years.