Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon was told that Rhett Lundgren had an online chat with an undercover officer posing as a pedophile. (Google Maps)

Pleaded guilty: Ex-Alberta teacher gets 3 years for sex offences against kids

Rhett Lundgren admitted to a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old in Red Deer

A former Saskatoon teacher who admitted to sexual offences involving children has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Rhett Lundgren pleaded guilty in November to charges that included arranging to commit a sexual offence against a child.

Lundgren was arrested in December 2016 following an investigation by Saskatchewan’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit.

Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon was told that Lundgren had an online chat with an undercover officer posing as a pedophile.

During that chat, Lundgren arranged to meet the officer and an eight-year-old girl at a swimming pool.

Court heard Lundgren never showed up for the meeting, but the online conversation still led police to lay the charge.

Officers who were sent to arrest Lundgren found child pornography on his computer.

He also admitted during legal proceedings to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student in 2009, while he was teaching at a high school in Red Deer, Alta.

The Crown and defence presented the judge with a plea deal on Monday that proposed Lundgren serve a 36-month sentence.

The judge stated that Lundgren knew what he was doing was wrong. He requested the Red Deer student to delete the messages he sent to her because he could lose his job if his superiors found out about them.

Lundgren was teaching at Walter Murray Collegiate in 2016. He was suspended without pay after being charged.

READ MORE: Alberta teacher jailed after admitting to child pornography offences

(CKOM)

The Canadian Press


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Let the Games begin!

Team Alberta takes home gold and silver in speed skating on day one

WATCH: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

Athletes’ medals unveiled at the official kick-off of 2019 Canada Winter Games

Medals depict Central Alberta landscape and pay tribute to First Nations

WATCH: Canada Winter Games are finally here

Final leg of torch relay kicked off at Fort Normandeau

Furever Ours dance coming to Botha

Tickets still left for “Furever Ours” dine and dance

Fashion Fridays: Up your beauty game

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

The can’t decide the pipeline’s fate until a new round of consultations with Indigenous communities

PHOTOS: Canada Games action from the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Wheelchair basketball, short-track speedskating draw large crowds

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

He was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017

Jason Kenney pledges education revamp if UCP wins power in Alberta

Kenney has said the full United Conservative platform will be rolled out during the campaign

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

‘Mitts don’t just warm hands. They warm hearts’: Mitts for Many Program launches

Donate new or lightly used mittens to bin in the Great Hall of the Gary W. Harris Centre

LOCATED: Innisfail RCMP looking for missing woman

Amanda Kucher was last seen at the Innisfail 7-Eleven on Feb. 15

Most Read