A former Sudbury teacher and father of seven children has been sentenced to two years less a day for sexual crimes involving a student.

Damir Bulic, 46, was found guilty of four counts of committing an indecent act in the presence of a person under 16 years old and one count of sexual invitation to a minor.

In a Sudbury courtroom Wednesday, Superior Court Justice Dan Cornell called the crimes “a betrayal of trust by a teacher.”

A publication ban remains in place to protect the identity of the victim.

The court heard the student was just 12 and 13 years old when the offences occurred.

Bulic provided the student with cigarettes, alcohol, and gifts including a laptop computer and high-end clothing. The offences Bulic was accused of include masturbating in front of the student.

Although no physical contact occurred between the former teacher and the student, the Judge found the sexual offences had a devastating impact on the victim and his family.

After the sentencing, the Assistant Crown Attorney in the case, Bailey Rudnick, said “Justice was done for the victim and his family today.”   

The defence confirms it’s appealing the case.