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.