By The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG — The Crown is seeking an eight-year sentence for a former Manitoba teacher convicted of sex charges involving a girl.
Remi Dallaire was convicted last September of sexual assault, sexual interference, inviting touching and making available sexually explicit material.
Court heard the girl, who was eight at the time, got to know Dallaire in 2016 after her mother moved across the hall from his apartment in the community of Lorette southeast of Winnipeg.
Dallaire began helping the mom by looking after her daughter when she was at work.
He is to be sentenced on Wednesday.
At his sentencing hearing the girl’s victim impact statement was read out in court.
“I would like the court to acknowledge that the victim’s statement is scrawled in all capital letters and reads, ‘You ruined my life,'” Crown attorney Danielle Simard told court on Friday.
Simard said the girl continues to take weekly therapy and has many anger issues.
Dallaire hasn’t been employed as a teacher with the Scolaire Franco-Manitobaine since the end of the 2015-2016 school year.