Red Deer teacher charged with rape dating back to 1975

| September 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

A 70-year old former teacher from Red Deer has been charged in an historic sexual assault case.  He has been accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student between 1975 and 1977 while he was a teacher at Riverglen School in Red Deer.

Warren Fertig of Red Deer has been charged with one count of rape, one count of sexual intercourse with a female under 14 and one count of sexual intercourse with a female between 14 and 16.

Cpl Kathe Deheer of the Red Deer City RCMP says police initiated the investigation into the 36-year old case after they received a complaint in May of 2010.  The female student was 12 years old when the relationship began and 15 when it ended.

Fertig was released on $50,000 cash bail and will appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on November 3, 2011.

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  1. Former River Glen Student says:

    As a former student of River Glen in the 70′s, I’m not surprised. What does surprise me is why all the others who were molested have not come forward as well.

  2. Another Former Student says:

    Doesn’t surprise me either … he always liked the girls … and had that room in the back of the class where he kept the science supplies …

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