UNBC students come forward with videos of former professor speaking about sexually abusing children

Ex-prof's shocking lesson

Warning: This story contains profane, disturbing, sexual language.

Three UNBC students have come forward with disturbing allegations about their former professor.

On Thursday, Stuart Parker announced his intention to run for School District 57 (Prince George) board trustee. The event prompted a trans rights protest downtown because of the presence of outspoken anti-trans activist Chris Elston.

The students allege that during a third-year history class conducted on Zoom in September 2020, Parker appeared to be intoxicated while teaching. Multiple videos showed Parker speaking about sexually abusing children.

“It’s not really a crime,” Parker says in one of the videos. “Like, nobody ever gets in trouble for f--king a kid they know. People only get in trouble for f--king kids they don’t know.”

Parker continues to say the only reason people go to jail for sexually abusing children is because they are having sex with a child that was somebody else’s to abuse.

In a second video, Parker is seen referring to the female students in his class as "really hot white girls."

The students say that several students brought the videos to Parker’s superiors at UNBC, and he was promptly removed from teaching the class.

"I was facing extraordinary pressure in my domestic, professional and political lives," Parker said in a phone interview Thursday night. "As a person that suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, I experienced an episode of triggering (and) I don't recall most of what happened during the day in question. Following that day, I went to Vancouver to receive additional help with my PTSD and the way it had flared up."

As for whether he still feels he is qualified to be a school district trustee, Parker said it would be terrible if people were disqualified from holding public office for having a bad day or having a stress disorder.

"I'm not Rob Ford. There's no crack in the video," he said. "If we keep focusing on electing people who have never done anything embarrassing, I think we're going to continue to beat creativity out of our political processes and legislative bodies."

Parker resigned as leader of the B.C. Ecosocialist Party in September 2020 after several social media comments he made were denounced as transphobic, resulting in public calls for his resignation, The Tyee reported.

A spokesperson for UNBC could not comment on the video, other to say Parker no longer works at UNBC.

As of Friday morning, Elections BC had not listed Parker as an official candidate in the byelection.

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