3 years for Ottawa-area teacher who raped students

The Ottawa courthouse on Elgin Street in Ottawa.

The Ottawa courthouse on Elgin Street in Ottawa.

Tony Spears, Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 9:11 PM ET

A retired teacher turned teen boys in his class into sex objects for his own gratification, leaving them with legacies of pain.

Michael Grant Slater, a popular teacher and pillar of the Renfrew community, got three years in prison Tuesday for raping two boys aged 13 and 14 in the late 1960s and early 1980s.

Only his retirement and weakening flesh prevented the now-74-year-old man from amassing more victims: Judge Julianne Parfett said she believed the reason he halted his predatory carnality was "because of his age ... and (he) no longer had access to adolescent boys."

A teacher at the Elizabeth Park school on the former Uplands military base, the first victim said Slater had tried to dragoon him into sex acts at school.

Slater then had the boy over to his home, where he plied the young lad with booze and penetrated him.

 

 

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