Ex-Montreal teacher will serve 27 years in jail for sex crimes

A former teacher from a prestigious Montreal private school will serve more than 27 years behind bars in Virginia after being sentenced on more sex-related charges involving children.

MONTREAL — A former teacher from a prestigious Montreal private school will serve more than 27 years behind bars in Virginia after being sentenced on more sex-related charges involving children.

Fredericksburg court clerk Sarah Freund says Richard Doucet was sentenced today to spend more than 14 years in jail.

The 37-year-old pleaded guilty in the spring to 25 counts of possession of child pornography.

Freund says the jail term runs consecutively with the sentence of more than 13 years Doucet received a few weeks ago for related crimes in a neighbouring Virginia district.

He is scheduled to appear in a third Virginia county in September to face more related charges.

Virginia police arrested Doucet in May 2008 at a Fredericksburg hotel, where he had planned to meet a teenager.

A police detective acting online as a 13-year-old boy alleges he had sexually explicit web conversations with Doucet over several months leading up to the arrest.

The native of Bathurst, N.B., taught English and math at Selywn House school from 1999 until his arrest.

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