Teacher accused of tryst with student facing new charge

Calgary teacher Jennifer Mason, 30, pictured here, has been charged with four offences stemming...

Calgary teacher Jennifer Mason, 30, pictured here, has been charged with four offences stemming from an alleged sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy.

Kevin Martin, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:04 AM ET

CALGARY -- The Calgary Catholic teacher accused of having an unlawful tryst with a student is back behind bars over allegations she had contact with him.

And Jennifer Mason faces a Crown application to revoke her bail on four sex-related charges, in light of the alleged breach of her release conditions.

Mason, dressed in Calgary Remand Centre issued purple sweats and in leg shackles, appeared briefly in provincial court Wednesday on the new charge.

She’s accused of having contact with the boy on May 10, in contravention of her strict bail conditions.

Crown prosecutor Vicki Faulkner told court she has given notice she will seek to have Mason’s earlier ordered release rescinded because of the latest incident.

“Notice has been given,” she told Judge Peter Barley.

“At this point in time (a bail review) is outstanding.”

Defence counsel Ryan Claxton asked that Mason’s case be put over to next Monday.

“We intend to set a trial date on June 2,” he told Barley.

Faulkner said a bail hearing will have to be scheduled for another date, so Mason will remain in custody until at least that occurs.

Mason didn’t speak during the court proceeding, but nodded in agreement when Barley told her she would appear next via closed circuit television from the remand centre.


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