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Imprisoned Ottawa music teacher convicted of further sex crimes

Bob Clarke taught at several Ottawa high schools during the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.
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A former Ottawa high school music teacher, who was convicted of sexually abusing eight students between in the 1970s and 1980s and who is currently serving a two-year prison sentence, has been convicted of two more counts of gross indecency against two more former students.

Bob Clarke, who taught at several Ottawa high schools as a music teacher between 1969 and 1992, has been in prison since March 2018. On Friday, he was convicted of two further counts against two men who are now in their 50s, CBC reports.

In November, it was reported that two former students were suing Clarke and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, accusing the board of being negligent and failing to properly investigate Clarke while he was employed as a teacher. Both lawsuits are seeking damages in the area of $4.8 million.

CBC’s years-long investigation into Bob Clarke is also reportedly being developed as part of a podcast, called The Band Played On

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