Ottawa teacher and husband charged with sex crimes get bail
The couple is accused of violating a boy and girl under age 18 between 2017 and 2021. Disgraced teacher Andrea Andrei won’t be around children any time soon.
The former Kanata Montessori teacher has been banned from being within 250 meters of children until her sex-crimes case ends.
Andrei, 37, and her husband, Harry Andrei, 38, were charged on Monday with sexual assault and sexual exploitation involving two former teen students, a girl and a boy.
They made bail on Tuesday, posting a $2,000 bond.
Their bail conditions forbid them from communicating in any form unless it’s to mount their legal defense.
The couple is accused of violating a boy and girl under age 18 between 2017 and 2021. Both complainants are graduates of the private school.
The accused sex-crimes couple are forbidden from being near a pool, park, playground or anywhere children gather.
The former educator is also forbidden from teaching minors, according to her bail conditions. She and her husband are banned from having weapons, including explosives, and cannot be within 250 meters of Kanata Montessori.
The school took swift action when it learned of the allegations. It dropped the teacher and filed a report with Ottawa police and the Ontario College of Teachers. “We are saddened and shaken by this news. The well-being, safety and happiness of our students has always been — and will continue to be — our top priority,” said Lisa Wallace of Kanata Montessori’s board of directors. The ex-teacher’s lawyer, Brett McGarry said, “We will be fully defending these allegations in court once we have all the evidence.”