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Trial of Regina teacher accused of sexually exploiting student begins

Court of King's Bench in Regina. (File image) Court of King's Bench in Regina. (File image)
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A former Regina teacher is on trial after being accused of sexually exploiting a female student.

Jeffrey G. Dumba faces five charges including luring, sexual exploitation and making sexually explicit material available to a person under 16.

Dumba was arrested in 2021 after police were made aware of an "inappropriate relationship/ communication" between the science teacher and a 14-year-old student.

Proceedings began Monday with the court hearing from three police officers. They included the high school resource officer at the school Dumba taught at as well as the two officers who initially questioned the victim.

Sgt. Casey Ward with the Regina Police Service, recalled that while speaking to the victim, her mother asked “is this about Dumba?”

According to Ward's testimony, she later told the officers that her daughter “talked to him too much.”

The evidence presented on Monday consisted of images and messages of a sexual nature exchanged via Snapchat between the victim and the accused.

The alleged victim is scheduled to testify later this week.

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