Appearance of a former Champlain school teacher accused of sexual assault
Paul Maillet (left) with his lawyer Gilles Lemieux, on January 23, 2023, as they left the Moncton courthouse.
Paul J. Maillet appeared Monday morning in the Court of King's Bench in Moncton. This former Champlain School teacher is facing charges of a sexual nature.
The Notre Dame septuagenarian pleaded not guilty last year to charges of sexual assault and gross indecency in the case. On Monday, he was present at the Moncton courthouse with his lawyer, Gilles Lemieux.
The accused, his lawyer and the Crown prosecutors participated in a preparatory hearing chaired by Judge Larry Landry, who joined them by telephone.
Paul J. Maillet hid his face using his arms and the hood of his coat. He also wore a mask.
The content of the hearing and the details allowing the identification of the alleged victim are subject to a publication ban.
Paul J. Maillet's next appearance in this matter is scheduled for June 6, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. in Moncton.
Upon leaving the courthouse, the accused declined to comment. He wore a mask and a hood. He hid his face with his arms and walked behind his lawyer.
A first complaint against Paul J. Maillet, a former elementary school teacher Champlain of Moncton was filed in August 2021.
The facts alleged by the alleged victim date back to the 1980s. The RCMP launched an investigation and laid charges against the former teacher on April 4, 2022.
The RCMP announced in October 2022 that their investigation identified 13 alleged victims and resulted in the laying of 29 counts of accusation against Paul J. Maillet.
He is notably charged with sexual assault, gross indecency, child luring, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and possession of child pornography. The alleged facts would have occurred from 1967 to 2022.