Former Education Minister Who Oversaw Sex-Ed Curriculum to Plead Guilty to Child Porn Charges

LevinTORONTO, Ontario — A former top education minister in Canada who oversaw the provincial sex-ed curriculum for public school students will plead guilty to charges surrounding child pornography, according to reports.

Benjamin Levin, 62, served as a professor at the University of Toronto and was the Deputy Education Minister for Manitoba and Ontario from 1999-2002 and 2004-2007 respectively. He also served on Premier Kathleen Wynne’s transition team for part of 2013 after Dalton McGuinty resigned. As part of his responsibilities, Levin oversaw the development of the sex-ed curriculum for the provinces.

In 2010, the proposed updated curriculum was dropped after parents expressed concern over its content, as it taught children to question their biological gender, discussed types of sexual activity and spoke positively of “diverse” family settings.

In 2013, Levin was arrested in an international child porn sting, and was charged with accessing and possessing child porn, writing and distributing child porn, counseling a person to commit sexual assault and making an arrangement for a police officer to commit sexual assault. The Harvard graduate was arrested at his home and later released on $100,000 bail.

Levin was then prohibited from using the Internet, nor could he use a phone with the Internet or a camera. He was also banned from being near a child under sixteen years of age nor being near schools or public pools, and may not leave the province except to visit his father.

Last Friday, Levin’s attorney, Clayton Ruby, told reporters that Levin will plead guilty to some of the charges during his next court appearance before Judge Heather McArthur on March 3, although he did not indicate which particular charges he would accept. Ruby also noted that there will be no trial over the matter.

“They’ll probably be a lot more of child-sex charges against sex-ed fanatics over the coming years,” one commenter stated. “Anyone that keen to talk to children about sex has to have something wrong with them.”

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Concerns still remain over the updated sex-ed curriculum now overseen by Wynne, whom Levin assisted. Wynne, a lesbian, had stated following Levin’s arrest in 2013 that he did not write the curriculum, but only oversaw its development. But Dr. Charles McVety of Canada Christian College called her statement “just a parsing of words.”

“They can spin it all they like, but this letter proves that Ben Levin and Kathleen Wynne were joined at the hip in the quest to teach these ideas to children as young as six,” he said.

According to reports, the new curriculum, which will be introduced in public schools next year, will teach children about “sexual consent.” Wynne asked the current deputy minister to “finalize a new health and physical education curriculum that gets at some of the root causes of gender inequality, and starts at the very earliest stages to develop an understanding of healthy relationships and consent,” according to the Canadian Star.

Gwen Landolt of REAL Women told reporters that she found the proposed curriculum to be “very worrisome” as it suggests that it is okay to have “access to children, provided the children give their consent.”


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  • Fundisi

    We, as a society, have long allowed our children to be made disposable (abortion) and sexualized them, making them into “things,” not really human any more. Pornography and sexual exploitation of the weak are available everywhere, all kinds, even in R-rated movies on television. So, why are we shocked when certain people that have had that garbage shoved into their brains are corrupted, granted by their own choice and act out in such terrible ways? Garbage in – garbage out! That is not an excuse, it remains very sick and a crime which must be justly punished, I am just saying that we opened the door to all sorts of evil, we should not be shocked when a great many people act out Same with murder, thefts and all sorts of social/moral aberrant behavior.

    • MattFCharlestonSC

      Don’t blame R-rated movies for this sicko. Blame the sicko.

    • Spoob

      That is a very huge, desperate reach. You are no better than the psychos that say hurricanes are God’s punishment for homosexuality, I mean how TOTALLY off the wall!

      Fact: there are sick maniacs in this world, they are not like that because of a TV show they watched or a video game they played. Be a little more responsible with where you start laying blame.

  • Steve S

    Read Romans chapter 1 carefully! Pornography, adultery (favorite secret sins
    of Christians), homosexuality, the attempt to redefine marriage; all of these
    have their wicked root in the rejection of God’s Ten Commandments and
    especially the 4th Commandment to honor the 7th day, the
    memorial of His creation.

    “For since the creation of the world His invisible
    [attributes] are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made,
    [even] His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because,
    although they knew God, they did not glorify [Him] as God, nor were thankful,
    but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
    Rom 1:20, 21

    The fact that God is our Creator gives Him
    the right to ask for our worship and obedience. When we submit to that claim we
    are testifying to the world that we believe that God is our righteousness and
    the one who makes us holy. (Ezekiel 20:12)

    Those who reject the truth of God’s authority
    as Creator, eventually experience the consequences of their choice. God gives
    them up. Rom 1:24

  • Sharon

    Please come to the protest on February 24th at Queen’s park. You can also sign the petition here http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-graphic-revisions-to-ontarios-sex-education-curriculum.html

  • The Last Trump

    “as it TAUGHT children to question their biological gender”? I keep finding this phenomenon in school after godless school.
    I thought ya’ all were born that way, remember? Why, then, do have to keep trying so hard to recruit converts? And preying on small children! Shameful.
    For the love of God, seek help.

    • Spoob

      This guy had nothing to do with writing that curriculum and there was a loud public outcry against it and it was shelved. A couple facts you might want to consider alongside the Fox News-ish trashiness of the story.

      Oh and hey, GUESS WHAT, he is a straight, married father of three. So all you people who insist pedophiles are homosexuals, sucks to be you right now.

  • Guest

    America needs Christian education. Secularism is not amoral but immoral and it only corrupts and harms children.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    America needs Christian education. Secularism is not just amoral but also immoral and it only corrupts and harms children. Today’s America proved to the entire universe that man cannot be normal apart from God. The issue is not a matter of being better but of survival. America needs Christianity for sanity.

    • Badkey

      Keep your religion to yourself.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        No, secularism promotes abortion and is destructive to human souls. Don’t expect silence from the Christian Church until you repent and reform.

  • http://www.indymedia.org BillyBoy80

    Damn, he sounds like a Catholic.