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B.C. teacher gets life time teaching ban after child sex abuse conviction

Life time teaching ban for a teacher that was sentence 20 months in jail for child sex abuse.

In September 2018, Michael Larence Haire’s home was searched, and several electronic devices were taken, according to a decision made on October 3 by the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation.

Days after his resignation from the Abbotsford School District, two child sex abuse-related charges were laid by Crown prosecutors.

“Haire acted unethically and failed to maintain the integrity of the teaching profession by violating laws that protect minors from sexual exploitation,” the decision read.

In September 2018, police executed a search warrant at Haires’ home and seized his electronic devices and charged with possession and making available child pornography.

Shortly after being charged, Haire signed a undertaking not to teach in British Columbia.

on June 9, 2022, Haire was sentenced to 20 months’ jail for making available child pornography, and 10 months’ jail for processing child pornography, served concurrently. Haire’s custodial sentence was followed by 36 months’ probation, with condition. Haire was also subject to various ancillary orders, a five year order of prohibition under s. 161 of the Criminal Code of Canada, and lifetime inclusion on the National Sex Offender Information Registry.

Haire agreed to a lifetime ban from teaching when he signed a consent resolution agreement.

While the former teacher agreed not to teach in British Columbia in 2018, the recent consent resolution summary makes that permanent.

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Jordan is a casual reporter for BC Rise


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