Christina Albini, a 43-year-old former Catholic school teacher at Christ King Catholic School in Georgetown, Ontario, was found to be having an affair with a student after the teenage boy’s mother found naked photos of her on the boy’s cellphone.
Albini admitted to one count of sexual interference, touching the body of a person under 16 years old for a sexual purpose, last month. She faces a one-year jail term and must register as a sex offender. She also must provide her DNA under a ruling reached in the Ontario Court of Justice on Tuesday.
Albini, a former teacher at Christ the King Catholic school, was arrested back on July 18, 2016. She allegedly befriended the male student when he was 13 and began having sex with him shortly afterwards. Albini would pick him up in her purple Dodge Challenger and then bring him back to her South Windsor home for sex.
She promised to “be quick and have him back before his mother gets home,” prosecutor Eric Costaris told an earlier hearing.
Albini is said to have seduced the boy by sending him explicit photos of herself after yoga practice through the WhatsApp and Kik messaging apps on a cellphone she bought for him. The boy’s mother then discovered the messages and photos she sent him.
Police also found receipts for presents which Albini bought for the youngster, including the phone, an Xbox, bracelet and clothes.
Albini addressed the court Tuesday, saying: “I apologize to all of my supporters. I want to apologize to the public, my co-workers, teachers.”
Her lawyer Patrick Ducharme told the court: “She’s frightened to go to jail. But it’s the type of crime that the government insisted that it’s serious enough that people have to go to jail and she accepts that.”
A spokesman for the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board confirmed that Albini is no longer with the school.
She will be on three years probation after her release and must register as a sex offender for 20 years. She is also banned from contacting the boy or his family.
Christina Albini is a 43-year-old former Catholic school teacher who admitted to having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student. She faces up to one year in jail.