75-day jail sentence sought for Sarnia teacher facing sex charges

Barb Organ leaves the Sarnia courthouse shielded by her defence counsel. November 25, 2019. (BlackburnNews.com photo)

A former Sarnia high school teacher, charged with sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a student, is scheduled for sentencing early next year.

Barb Organ, 51, pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation in Sarnia court Monday morning, and the case was adjourned to February 14 for sentencing.

The crown and defence presented a joint submission recommending Organ serve a 75-day jail sentence, served on weekends, and 18-months probation.

During Monday’s hearing, Organ said, “I’m sorry for what I did. I accept responsibility.”

Organ was arrested and charged in November of 2017 following an alleged relationship with a 17-year-old female student at the former St. Clair Secondary School, between 2011 and 2013.

The student’s name is protected by a publication ban.