When John Cody attended Bell High School in Ottawa and enrolled in music, the last thing he expected was to be sexually assaulted.
But after a few years of unsolicited innuendo and inappropriate advances, assaulted he was – at the age of 15 by his music teacher, Bob Clarke.
And then Cody discovered something even more shocking: not only had another family member been similarly assaulted by Clarke, but there were at least eight others – all of whom, in a Federal Court, Clarke pled guilty to abusing – and was sentenced in March 2018 to two years in federal prison. He pled guilty to two further counts of gross indecency towards two more students on March 1, 2019, bringing the total of identified victims to 10.
“It was shocking how deep this went,” said Cody.Read More