CORRECTION: Prosecution Service apologizes for mistake after saying sexual assault charges against DC teacher were dropped
Published Wednesday, November 17, 2021 5:13PM PST Last Updated Friday, November 19, 2021 8:09AM PST
DAWSON CREEK -- On Tuesday, the BC Prosecution Service told CJDC-TV News that the sexual assault charges against a former Dawson Creek teacher had been stayed.
The next day, the Prosecution Service admitted they provided the wrong information to news outlets across the Peace Region.
In 2015, sexual assault charges were filed against former Dawson Creek teacher Michael Dodd.
Dodd was arrested in Coquitlam after he left Dawson Creek. He was charged with sexual assault and sexual interference with a person under 16.
In 2017, Dodd was found guilty of the sexual interference charge. He was sentenced to two years, less a day in jail. He was also given two years probation and prohibited from possessing a firearm for 10 years.
Dodd was a music teacher at Dawson Creek Secondary for 26 years. He also taught private music classes at the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre.
The BC Prosecution Service is apologizing for the mistake. They say they provided information to CJDC-TV News about an individual with a similar name to Michael Dodd.