A former Estevan teacher awaits his second appearance in Estevan Provincial Court on a trio of charges dating back to May.

Josh LeBlanc made his first court appearance on July 4, facing charges of sexual assault (contrary to section 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada), sexual exploitation (section 153(1)), and luring a person under the age of 18 (section 172.1).

LeBlanc's matter was adjourned to be spoken to on August 8 in Estevan, as his defence was receiving disclosure from the Crown.

LeBlanc was released by the Estevan Police Service on a number of conditions. They include:

  • having no contact with anyone under the age of 18 (unless their parent or guardian gives consent and is aware of the conditions and pending charges)
  • not residing in a residence with computer or internet access
  • not possessing any device capable of storing data
  • not possessing any device capable of accessing the internet (there are exceptions with specific criteria for employment or educational purposes)
  • allowing any peace officer to search his person, residence, or vehicle to ensure compliance of conditions up to three times per calendar month
  • curfew from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., except with consent of bail supervisor

LeBlanc resigned from his teaching position with South East Cornerstone Public School Division in June of 2021, according to the division

Correction: This article originally said LeBlanc was charged with sexual exploitation of person with disability (section 153.1). He was actually charged with sexual exploitation (section 153(1)).