March 27th, 2017 by

Jail for school board employee

A former office manager at Moira Secondary School will go to prison for 90 days after pleading guilty Monday to a charge of production of child pornography.

Thirty-six-year-old Steven Clarke of Belleville was charged last May after an investigation by the Toronto Police Service, which began in July of 2015.

Officers monitored internet communications between Clarke and an adult male involving descriptions of sex with children between the ages of two and four.

Then an adult male police officer engaged in online communication with Clarke and again discussion about sex with young children occurred.

There were never any actual children or images involved in the investigation.

Clarke has been suspended from his job since charges were laid and late last week officially resigned with an apology for his actions, ending his eighteen year career with the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board.

He was also given two years probation and will continue counselling.  He will be listed on the sex offender registry for 10 years and is prohibited from being at places where kids under 16 typically gather.

He is considered a very low risk to re-offend.

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