OTTAWA - The Ontario Teachers College has stripped an Ottawa teacher of her licence for inappropriate sexual relationships with students.

Joanne Leger-Legault pleaded no contest to allegations of sexual relationships with two male students and kissing a third.

She has not taught since the decision was rendered and published at the start of this school year.

She had remained a teacher until the end of the 2010-2011 academic year despite the allegations first brought about in 2001.

The school district's education director released a statement Monday saying officials received a complaint in 2006 and contacted police but there was not enough evidence to pursue criminal charges.

Jennifer Adams said an internal investigation and disciplinary action took place based on the evidence available at the time.

Adams said new information later came to light, leading to the teachers' college decision last year. The teacher is no longer employed by the school district.

The alleged incidents included "intimate sexual relationships," meetings in cars, coffee shops and classroom, and text messaging.

The incidents occurred at an unnamed school during the years 2001-2002 and 2005-2006.

(1310News, The Canadian Press)

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