Columbia Valley school teacher charged with sexual exploitation, luring a child

Lone Sheep Publishing
By Lone Sheep Publishing
February 13th, 2024

A Columbia Valley teacher has been arrested following alleged dealings with a student at a high school in Invermere.

RCMP said in January of 2024, Columbia Valley RCMP initiated an investigation involving allegations that a teacher at Invermere’s David Thompson Secondary School located had engaged in inappropriate communication with a student.

Police said that based on the information reviewed, the matter was forwarded to the BC Prosecution Service.

On Tuesday, February 13th, 2024, the BC Prosecution Service approved a charge against Jason Walker for three offences;

  • Section 153(1)(b) – Sexual Exploitation;
  • Section 171.1(1)(a) – Making sexually explicit material available to a child; and
  • Section 172.1(1)(a) – Luring a child

“The offences took place over the Internet, specifically social media. As such, investigators believe it may be possible other individuals are aware of these offences,”says Cpl. James Grandy, BC RCMP spokesperson.

“Police are encouraging anyone who may have further information to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP.”

Walker was arrested and placed on a number of conditions, and is to appear in Columbia Valley Provincial Court on March 4th, 2024.

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