VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The trial of a retired Vancouver private school teacher, who was charged after an investigation targeting people willing to buy sex from teenagers, has been set for June 2020.
Nikolaos Dais is charged with communicating with someone under the age of 18 for the purposes of obtaining sexual services.
A three day trial has been set to begin on June 17, 2020.
Dais taught math for several years at Little Flower Academy–an all-girls Catholic school in the Shaughnessy neighbourhood.
He is one of seven men facing prosecution–including an unnamed firefighter and former Vancouver school trustee Kenneth Clement.
The men were arrested over a period of nine days between September and November 2018.
The two-part operation that resulted in Dais’ arrest–dubbed Project Serrated and Project Steadfast–was conducted by Vancouver Police Department’s Counter Exploitation Unit. Investigators posted fake profiles online to see if people were willing to pay for sex with a minor. Prices, a location and sex acts were agreed upon and those who followed-through and showed up at a hotel room were met and arrested.
If convicted, Dais could spend at least six months in jail.
Court records show the alleged offense took place on June 27, 2018.
With files from Lasia Kretzel and Estafania Duran