Update: Former Fall River Teacher Charged with Sexual Abuse of Student Pleads Guilty and Sentenced
Justin Roland Singh Crozier pleaded guilty to charges of sexual interference and luring a child over the internet, two other charges of sexual assault and invitation to sexual touching were dismissed. The survivor was a grade 8 student in Crozier’s 2020-21 class.
Crozier was sentenced to a custodial sentence of two years less a day to be served in the community. After completing this sentence, Crozier will be on probation for 18 months. Crozier was also ordered to provide his DNA for national databank and register as a sex offender for 20 years.
A Former teacher at Georges P. Vanier Junior High School in Fall River, Justin Roland Singh Crozier will stand trial in Dartmouth provincial court on January 2023 on charges related to sexual interference, sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching, and luring a child over the internet.
Crozier will stand trial next January on allegations of sexually abusing a girl under the age of 16. Crozier a math and science teacher at the school was charged September 28, 2021, with sexual interference, sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching, and attempting to lure a child over the internet. The principal at Georges P. Vanier had informed students’ families of the charges in a message on September 30, 2021 stating that Crozier had been put on leave
Crozier had been released from custody October 1st on a $5000.00 bail order with conditions, including being banned from communicating with the alleged victim. Crozier is being represented by Toronto lawyers Maya Borooah and Scott Hutchinson who have entered not-guilty pleas on his behalf recently in Dartmouth provincial court. Judge Alanna Murphy will hear Crozier’s trial for eight days starting January 16, 2023.
October 15th Crozier had breached his release conditions by contacting the alleged victim. He has yet to enter a plea on that charge which has been put over until next January.
Your Legal Options After Sexual or Institutional Abuse
At Wagners, we’ve met survivors of sexual or institutional abuse who find it extremely difficult to share their experiences, even with a lawyer. We have a team that is professional and compassionate so you can rely on their experience to explain your legal options and provide the assistance you need to fight for your fair compensation. Abuse survivors can trust us to use the information they share to ensure the person or institution responsible are brought to justice. We take the time to evaluate the specifics of your case and advise on the best legal option to help you receive the monetary compensation you need to recover from the abuse you endured.
File criminal charges: If you take this option, you will not get monetary compensation. Investigations will be done, and the accused will be arrested if sufficient evidence is found. If the defendant is found guilty, he or she could face punishment like imprisonment.
Civil lawsuit: In this case, we pursue the case on behalf of the survivor in civil court. If found at fault, the assailant will be required to pay monetary compensation, which would assist the survivor to recover from the abuse.
Class action lawsuit: It is also possible to file a class action lawsuit against an assailant who assaulted several people. The group of survivors can come together to collectively file a class action suit against the person or institution that was responsible for the assault or abuse.
At Wagners, we firmly believe that no amount of compensation can eliminate the pain and suffering that your assailant caused, but there is so much good that comes from a successfully resolved institutional or sexual abuse claim. As a survivor, the monetary compensation you receive can assist you to recover from the abuse and cater to the medical costs involved. Holding the assailant accountable also restores your dignity and encourages other victims of sexual and institutional abuse to come out and seek justice as well.
The amount of compensation you deserve for your sexual or institutional abuse claim will depend on many factors. Some of these factors include:
- How the abuse affected your ability to support yourself and make sufficient income
- The type of medical treatment you need or you have sought due to the abuse
- The personal or unique circumstances of your lawsuit
We know that sexual or institutional abuse is a terrible experience, and many victims usually have a heavy burden that they are likely to carry for a long time. For this reason, we offer reliable legal assistance that you need to get the monetary burden off your shoulders. Our main goal is to build a strong strategy and successfully fight for your rights.