Former Sask. teacher convicted of sex assault to be sentenced Jan. 12

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A provincial court judge in Wynyard has set Jan. 12 as the date for former music teacher Gerard Loehr to be sentenced for his three sexual assault convictions.

Judge Lloyd Stang found Loehr guilty on Nov. 13 of sexual assaults committed while working as a music teacher with the now-defunct Shamrock School Division in the early to mid-1990s.

The case returned briefly to court this week to set a sentencing date.

The school division covered the Foam Lake area, between Wynyard and Yorkton.

Six former students, all women now, accused him of sexual assault when they were teenagers, all 14 years old or younger. Loehr was in his late 20s and early 30s at the time.

He previously pleaded not guilty and the charges went to trial in Wynyard over the summer.

Loehr is facing multiple sex-related charges in Ontario related to his work as a music teacher in Ottawa.

— with files from The Canadian Press

Evan Radford, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Regina Leader-Post, The Leader-Post