Newspaper article The Canadian Press

University of Calgary Talks to Student Guilty of Sex Charge about Studies

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

University of Calgary Talks to Student Guilty of Sex Charge about Studies

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University in discussions with convicted student

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CALGARY - The University of Calgary says it's talking to a student who pleaded guilty to a sex charge about options to pursue his studies.

Connor Neurauter was sentenced earlier this month to 90 days in jail after he admitted in a Kamloops, B.C., court in November that he sexually interfered with a 13-year-old girl.

The case stoked outrage because the judge allowed him to delay all but one day of his sentence to May 4 -- once Neurauter had completed his semester at the university.

The university has said it does not have the grounds to expel the 21-year-old because the offence took place before he was a student, but has advised him not to return this term or he will be escorted off campus by security.

The Criminal Trial Lawyers' Association wrote a letter last week to the university's board of governors criticizing what the lawyers called Neurauter's de-facto expulsion that "flies in the face" of the university's discipline policies. …

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