Jaclyn McLaren, 36, is a Ontario grade school teacher whose student are primarily between 6th and 8th grades – and now, six of her students have come forward to accuse her of improper behavior. Specifically, McLaren is accused of sleeping with her students and sending them nude selfies.
McLaren told the court that actually, the boys stole the pictures off of her phone and began to blackmail her with them – which ended in her performing sexual acts.
Though she says it was blackmail, she did admit to using the platform Snapchat to send the boys pictures of her breasts. Several of the victims also said that she had met them outside of school, on a local trail, and drank beer with them. Afterwards she engaged in sexual acts with them in her car.
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None of the victims are being identified, under Canadian law.
The court heard that the boy showed the nude pictures to his friends during her French class at Tweed Elementary School.
It was alleged that after McLaren, who also goes by the name Jaclyn Jones, asked him to give the phone back to her, one of the boys demanded more pictures in exchange for their silence.
She admitted to sending photos of her breasts in 2014 to one of the boys, who was then 13, using Snapchat.
Another boy said he also received pictures on Snapchat in the summer of 2014, when he was 14, but McLaren said those photos were sent the following year.
McLaren admitted that she later met both boys on a local trail, where she drank beer with them and took them back to her car, where she ‘fondled and kissed’ them.
She then performed oral sex on both boys, she said. It was unclear how long after the pictures this incident occurred.
A third student said that McLaren started sending nude photos of herself to him when he was 15, and that when he turned 18 she had sex with him at her home.
A fourth student showed police screenshots of McLaren’s breasts, with her face visible.
The fifth boy was not a student of McLaren’s and was 16 when she sent him photos. She said she didn’t know how young he was but admitted she hadn’t tried hard enough to find out his age.
The sixth boy was 15 when McLaren sent him a video of her fondling her breasts, the court heard.
He and the seventh complainant, who also received photos of her breasts, were both her students at the time.