Beraldin: Jessica Beraldin (Jessica Fiori)

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The Ottawa Catholic School Board says Jessica Beraldin has been suspended. (Twitter) (CBC News website 01 April 2016)

B.A. from Carleton U (IL Postino, July 2009)

Jessica Beraldin

née Jessica Fiore

now goes by Jessica Fiori

(daughter of former Ottawa Police Sergeant Angelo Fiore)

30-year old teacher at Mother Theresa High School in Barrhaven Ontario charged 31 March 2016 with with sexual assault, sexual exploitation and making sexually explicit material available to a child.  The victim was a male who was age 16 when the abuse started.

Attended St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church in Ottawa

GUILTY plea – several charges disappeared

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Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Ottawa police Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944 or phone CrimeStoppers at 613-233-8477 (toll free at 1-800-222-8477).

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08 February 2018:  Sentenced to six month conditional sentence and 18 months probation

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08 February 2018:  BLOG What the heck is going on?

08 February 2018:  “‘I am deeply sorry,’ says Ottawa teacher spared jail despite sexual relationship with teen student” & related article

08 February 2018:  “Teacher sentenced after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting student” & VIDEO

07 February 2018:  BLOG Sentencing of female teacher tomorrow

05 February 2018:  BLOG What happened to this young woman?

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Next court date08 February 2018:  10 am, sentencing (sentencing hearing?), court room #12,  Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.);23 November 2017:  9 am, “to be spoken to,”  court room #11, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.); 03 November 2017:   “to be spoken to,”  Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.); 28 November 2016:  08:30 am, “to be spoken to,”  courtroom #5, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.) ; 21 November 2016: 08:30 am, “to be spoken to,”  courtroom #5, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.) ;17 November 2016:  08:30 am, “to be spoken to,”  courtroom #5, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.); 17 October 2016:   08:30 am, “to be spoken to,”  courtroom #5, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.) ; 22 August 2016:  08:30 am, “to be spoken to,”  courtroom #5, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.); 25 July 2015:  08:30 am, “to be spoken to,”  courtroom #5, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.) ; 04 July 2016:  08:30 am, “to be spoken to,”  courtroom #5, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.) ;06 June 2016:  08:30 am, “to be spoken to,”  courtroom #5, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.)16 May 2016:  08:30 am, “to be spoken to,”  courtroom #5, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.) ; 16 May 2016:  08:30 am, “to be spoken to,”  courtroom #5, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.)25 April 2016

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08 February 2018:  After GUILTY plea given a conditional sentence and 18 months probation

31 March 2016:   charged with with sexual assault, sexual exploitation and making sexually explicit material available to a child.

2011:  B.Ed

September 2009:  Ottawa U to attain B.Ed.

12  July 2009:  Graduated Carleton University Ottawa with Bachelor of Arts, Double honours English and French.   Going to Ottawa University in September to attain B.Ed. (Jessica Fiore graduated Carleton U)

08 November 2008:  Engagement celebration (Jessica Fiore engagement)

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Catholic school teacher and mother-of-one had ‘sexual relationship with one of her students and sent explicit messages at work’

The Daily Mail

By Jessica Chia For Dailymail.com

  • Jessica Beraldin, 30, has been charged with sexual assault, sexual exploitation and making sexually explicit material available to a child
  • An investigation was launched after allegations she had a relationship with one of her students at Mother Teresa High School in Ottawa, Canada
  • Mother-of-one sent explicit messages during school hours, police said
  • Police are looking into the possibility of more victims

A 30-year-old teacher from Ottawa is accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her Catholic school students.

Jessica Beraldin, who taught seventh to ninth graders at Mother Teresa High School in Napean, Ontario, also sent sexually explicit material to a student during school hours as recently as March 31, police said.

The mother-of-one has been charged with sexual assault, sexual exploitation and making sexually explicit material available to a child, CTV reported.

Jessica Beraldin (pictured), 30, was charged with sexual assault, sexual exploitation and making sexually explicit material available to a child after allegations that she had a sexual relationship with a student

Jessica Beraldin (pictured), 30, was charged with sexual assault, sexual exploitation and making sexually explicit material available to a child after allegations that she had a sexual relationship with a student

Beraldin (pictured leaving Ottawa courthouse on Friday with her lawyer), taught seventh to ninth graders at Mother Teresa High School in Napean, Ontario
Police say she sent sexually explicit material to a student during work hours

Beraldin (pictured leaving Ottawa courthouse on Friday with her lawyer), taught seventh to ninth graders at Mother Teresa High School in Napean, Ontario. Police say she sent sexually explicit material to a student during work hours

Beraldin has been released on $100,000 bond and banned from positions of authority, contact with the alleged victim, as well as parks, pools, and areas where minors under 16 congregate.

She has been placed on paid suspension at the school, according to CBC News.

An investigation found evidence dating back to July 2014, and police say the sexually charged messages were sent from December 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, the Ottawa Sun reported.

The gender and age of the victim have not been released, but students in the seventh and ninth grades generally fall between the ages of 12 to 15 in Canada.

It was also reported that Beraldin was a hockey coach at the school with students up to the 12th grade. The age of consent in Canada is 16.

Constable Chuck Benoit said ‘it was during her work that these incidents happened’, with police looking into the possibility of other victims.

According to CBC news, several of her students were shocked by the news, claiming she was good at her job and ‘more of a friend than a teacher’.

On one of Beraldin’s twitter accounts, she posted notices about homework, hockey practice, and fundraisers.

She wrote in January with the mental health awareness hashtag #BellLetsTalk: ‘There is always someone to listen to your problems. Even when you think no one cares.’

Beraldin received her teaching degree in 2011, and is certified to teach primary to intermediate grades as well as French and religious studies, the Ottawa Sun reported.

The Ottawa Catholic School Board released a statement saying: ‘I truly regret that such conduct has allegedly occurred at one of our schools.

‘The number one priority for our board is the continued safety and well-being of each student.

‘As a Catholic community we will pray for all the persons affected by this difficult situation.’

According to CBC news, several of her students were shocked by the news, and said she was good at her job and 'more of a friend than a teacher'

According to CBC news, several of her students were shocked by the news, and said she was good at her job and ‘more of a friend than a teacher’

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Female Catholic board teacher charged with sexual assault on student

Teacher Jessica Beraldin exits the Ottawa Courthouse on Friday April 1, 2016.

Teacher Jessica Beraldin exits the Ottawa Courthouse on Friday April 1, 2016. Errol McGihon / Postmedia

A 30-year-old female teacher at Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven is facing sex charges after allegedly being involved in a sexual relationship with one of her students.

Jessica Beraldin, who teaches intermediate grades, appeared in court Friday on charges of sexual assault, sexual exploitation and making sexually explicit material available to a child. She was released on bail after posting a $1,000 bond.

Beraldin was suspended by the board after the preliminary investigation by police. The charges date back to July 5, 2014. Police also say Beraldin allegedly sent a student sexually explicit material between Dec. 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016.

“Through the evidence that investigators found, she was on duty, so it was during her work that these incidents happened,” said Const. Chuck Benoit.

Police are also concerned that there may be more victims.

“The investigators found stuff during their investigation that didn’t link to other ones (victims), but there is the possibility of other ones,” Benoit said. “Throughout their investigation they had that concern, so they wanted to push this out to the public.”

In a statement, the Ottawa Catholic School Board said it was “deeply sorry” to learn of the charges.

“I truly regret that such conduct has allegedly occurred at one of our schools,” director of education Denise André said in a statement. “The number one priority for our board is the continued safety and well-being of each student. We will continue to co-operate with the police in their investigation of this matter. As a Catholic community we will pray for all the persons affected by this difficult situation.”

The board says counselling will be available to students at the school and their families and also urged students to refrain from speculating about the case on social media. The board also urged other students who may have been victims to go to police.

Beraldin’s bail conditions ban her from being in a position of authority or trust, and prohibit her from being near parks or pools where minors play.

Beraldin has a BA from Carleton University and graduated with her teaching degree from the University of Ottawa in 2011, according to her entry on the Ontario College of Teachers website. She is qualified to teach primary and intermediate grades, with additional certification for French as a second language and religious studies. The college lists her as a member “in good standing.”

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Ottawa police Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944 or phone CrimeStoppers at 613-233-8477 (toll free at 1-800-222-8477).

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Jessica Beraldin, Ottawa teacher, accused of sexually assaulting student

Alleged relationship began while accused was teaching at Ottawa Catholic School Board, police say

CBC News Posted: Apr 01, 2016 10:45 AM ET   Last Updated: Apr 01, 2016 5:19 PM ET

Suspended Mother Teresa High School teacher Jessica Beraldin leaves court with her lawyer. She is charged with sexual assault, sexual exploitation and making sexually explicit material available to a child.

Suspended Mother Teresa High School teacher Jessica Beraldin leaves court with her lawyer. She is charged with sexual assault, sexual exploitation and making sexually explicit material available to a child. (Judy Trinh/CBC)A 30-year-old Ottawa teacher has been charged with sexual assault, sexual exploitation and making sexually explicit material available to a child, police say.

Jessica Beraldin was charged Thursday and appeared in court Friday, where she was released after a surety posted $1,000.

Police allege a “sexual relationship” began between Beraldin and one of her students while Beraldin was employed by the Ottawa Catholic School Board.

The court ordered her to have no contact with the alleged victim in person, electronically or through social media. She also can’t go near parks or anyplace where children under 16 are present unless her surety is with her.

The investigation began in mid-March. Police would not say when the relationship is alleged to have occurred.

The incident occurred at the school during business hours, according to Ottawa Police Const. Chuck Benoit.

Investigators say there could be more victims.

Teacher suspended, school board says

Jessica Beraldin teacher Ottawa Catholic School Board Twitter charged

The Ottawa Catholic School Board says Jessica Beraldin has been suspended. (Twitter)

Beraldin taught students from Grade 7 to 9 at Mother Teresa High School. The school board said she has been suspended with pay.

Denise Andre, the school board’s director of education, said in a statement the board was co-operating with police.

“I truly regret that such conduct has allegedly occurred at one of our schools. The number 1 priority for our board is the continued safety and well-being of each student,” she said in the statement.

Students who Beraldin taught in past years at the school say they are shocked.

Several students CBC News spoke with said she was their favourite teacher and “more of a friend than a teacher.”

“If you had problems, you could discuss it with her,” said one male student.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa police sexual assault and child abuse unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944, or phone Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) — toll free at 1-800-222-8477.

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Catholic School teacher charged with sex assault

CFRA

Ottawa Police have laid sexual assault charges against a woman who was employed as a teacher.

Jessica Beraldin, 30, is accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her students when she was a teacher with the Ottawa Catholic School Board.

According to police, she has been charged with Sexual Assault, Sexual Exploitation and Making Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Child.

Investigators are worried there may be other victims.

Anyone with information should contact the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944 or phone Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.

28 Responses to Beraldin: Jessica Beraldin (Jessica Fiori)

  1. Sylvia says:

    I have heard via the grapevine that she is married with a two-year-old child.

    • Theresa says:

      Wow…. Hearing thru the grapevine that Jessica Beraldin is looking to join local softball teams in Blackburn and in the City of Ottawa League GWS…. Where she would be playing in parks near swimming pools and near children under 16 years old…. Does this not violate any conditions of her bail? Has there been any decisions since the original charges and conditions been given?

      • Sylvia says:

        According to media reports: “The court ordered her to have no contact with the alleged victim in person, electronically or through social media. She also can’t go near parks or anyplace where children under 16 are present unless her surety is with her.” So, it seems that if whomever her surety is is with her, it’s okay, otherwise it’s not permitted.

  2. Julia says:

    Hello,
    I know she was in court on April 25th.
    Do you have some news about that?
    Guilty or not? Is she released or in jail?
    Thanks to let me know.

  3. Sylvia says:

    The next court date for Jessica Beraldin is:

    16 May 2016: 08:30 am, “to be spoken to,” courtroom #5, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.)

    My understanding from initial media coverage is that she is out on bail.
    Barring a guilty plea from her, it will be at least a year, and more like two years, before this goes to trial. It is unusual these days to hear a “guilty” plea from an accused so soon after charges are laid – these days, unfortunately, “guilty” pleas tend to come at the 11th hour – just before trial. That could of course change here, but my suggestion is to be prepared to wait at least a year – probably more – before there is any sign of resolution here.

    Please keep the complainant in your prayers

  4. Sylvia says:

    The next court date for Jessica Beraldin is:

    06 June 2016: 08:30 am, “to be spoken to,” courtroom #5, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.)

    Please keep the complainant in your prayers.

  5. Sylvia says:

    The next court date for Jessica Beraldin is:

    04 July 2016: 08:30 am, “to be spoken to,” courtroom #5, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.)

    Please keep the complainant in your prayers

  6. Sylvia says:

    The next court date for Jessica Beraldin is:

    25 July 2016: 08:30 am, “to be spoken to,” courtroom #5, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.)

    Please keep the complainant in your prayers.

  7. Sylvia says:

    The next court date for Jessica Beraldin is:

    22 August 2016: 08:30 am, “to be spoken to,” courtroom #5, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.)

    Please keep the complainant in your prayers

  8. Sylvia says:

    The next court date for Jessica Beraldin is:

    17 October 2016: 08:30 am. “to be spoken to”

    Please keep the complainant in your prayers.

  9. Katie says:

    Any word on the outcome of her court appearance on Oct 17?

  10. Sylvia says:

    The next court date for Jessica Beraldin is:

    14 November 2016: 08:30 am, “to be spoken to,” courtroom #5, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.)

    Please keep the complainant in your prayers.

  11. Sylvia says:

    Sorry, the news came too late to alert you. Jessica Beraldin had a court date today:

    21 November 2016: 08:30 am, “to be spoken to,” courtroom #5, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.)

    I will try tomorrow afternoon to get the next court date. Once I have it I will post.

  12. Sylvia says:

    The next court date for Jessica Beraldin is:

    28 November 2016: 08:30 am, “to be spoken to,” courtroom #5, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.)

    Please keep the complainant in your prayers

  13. Sylvia says:

    The next court date for Jessica Beraldin is:

    03 November 2017: “to be spoken to,” Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.)

    Yes, that’s right 2017. I had to double check, and then triple check, to be sure I was hearing correctly. Nearly one full year away.

    Please keep the complainant in your prayers.

  14. jnhb427_65231 says:

    This is not right, Sylvia.
    This whole website of yours just seems like a vendetta, a vicious tally of mistakes made by clergymen.
    I suppose if you want to keep such a record of convicted felons, that’s free speech. I personally would not frequent same.
    But to keep names of “accused” years down the line, after they were found not guilty at trial, or even had charges dropped — this is dirty. It is protracted slander on your part, and I am puzzled by whatever your motive can possibly be.

  15. Mike Fitzgerald says:

    jnhb427_65231 – huh? A”vicious tally of mistakes made by clergymen”? You call this tally a list of mistakes? Are you saying that what happened to a lot of us here were just “mistakes”?
    You are so wrong!! Who really has the vendetta? Mike.

  16. Mike Fitzgerald says:

    HH73 – You are most welcome, as is everyone else who is deeply offended by these callous remarks.
    You know HH73, here in Canada our police forces rely on a computer system known as CPIC, and thank God that they have it. It catalogues a “tally” of “mistakes” we have made in all of our lives, whether major or minor, and cops use it to help keep us safe and secure.
    I will admit that things I have done and said are catalogued in this system, and I don’t particularly like having my nose rubbed in the fact that I got caught speeding back in 1986. That having been said, my “feelings” in this matter are unimportant because what is reported in CPIC about me is actually the truth. I don’t consider the storage of this information on me as “protracted slander” (whatever that means).
    I have rarely known Sylvia to make editorial or factual mistakes here on her site. Unfortunately for jnhb427_65231 what is reported is factual, and her “tally” of information has been ultimately helpful and instrumental in bringing a lot of “mistakes” to the attention of authorities.
    Most importantly, Sylvia has provided a forum for you, I, and hundreds of others who would not otherwise been able to voice our frustrations and fears about all these “clergymen” who have made so many “mistakes”.
    Hang in there, and I wish you the best in your own personal case! Mike.

    • HH73 says:

      When I first contacted the police I got voice mail, and Sylvia encouraged me to keep at it……… today he was arrested for his “mistake” I read this before he was arrested, and was insulted. After his arrest and confession I feel vindicated!

  17. Mike Fitzgerald says:

    HH73 = I am so glad you feel that way now! Like Sylvia said, there IS light at the end of the long black tunnel.
    There is a very kind and supportive hand on your shoulder! Mike.

  18. Sylvia says:

    I am waiting for a call back for the next court date for Jessica Beraldin. As soon as I have news I will pass it along.

  19. Sylvia says:

    The next court date for Jessica Beraldin is:

    23 November 2917: 9 am, “to be spoken to,” court room #11, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.); 03 November 2017.

    Please keep the complainant in your prayers.

  20. Sylvia says:

    The next court date for Jessica Beraldin is:

    08 February 2018: 10 am, sentencing (sentencing hearing?), court room #12, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.)

    There has obviously been a decision made to enter a guilty plea. Tomorrow is listed as “sentencing” but I think that first there will have to be an agreed upon statement of facts and some sort of sentencing hearing wherein each side argues what it believes is a fit sentence and so on. Usually there are also expert reports on the accused’s possibility of re-offending and so on. There is also opportunity for any victims to give a victim impact statement. After all of that the judge renders his/her decision on sentencing. Sometimes the judge will render the decision the same day (usually after a break), but more frequently will set another date for sentencing. I have no idea what will happen here.

    Please keep the victim and all those who have been negatively impacted by this young woman in your prayers.

  21. John says:

    You make her sound like she was a monster yet you don’t have any actual facts or details about what happened.. Don’t you think before asking for prayers for the victim that you would get the facts first on who is the actual victim? Also to answer your questions she will not be serving any jail time..

    • Geenda says:

      Um John…I think we KNOW WHO THE VICTIM IS AND IT ISNT HER!
      Jessica Beraldin was charged with sexual assault, sexual exploitation and making sexually explicit material available to a child. She pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a student and was handed a six-month conditional sentence with 18 months probation Thursday. No one says she’s a monster…but she is a criminal and is unfit to be teaching young people….

  22. Sylvia says:

    Amen Geenda!

    John, FYI I attended sentencing and heard what happened in regard to the charges which were not plea bargained away. I blogged about it that day (failed to copy a link to the above page)
    08 February 2018: What the heck is going on?

    I repeat a few words from that blog: “Honest to goodness it seemed to me that the judge, defence and Crown were tripping over and/or trying to outdo each other in extolling the goodness and virtues of Jessica. It was the strangest thing I have ever witnessed in a court room. I am talking here about hearts and flowers for a self-confessed sex offender whose actions have dictated that her name is being added to the sex offender registry!”

    That’s what I call ‘huggy-bear-kissy-face’ time.

    Please keep the victim in your prayers.

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