Former teacher heads to trial next week

  • Oct. 30, 2013 3:45 p.m.

The trial of Warren Fertig, a former teacher and local business owner, who has been charged with sexual assault, is set to take place next week in Red Deer provincial court.

Fertig was charged in September 2011 with one count of rape, one count of sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 14 and one count of sexual intercourse with a female between the age of 14 and 16. These charges stem from May 2010 when Red Deer RCMP initiated an investigation into a historic sexual assault after receiving a complaint.

It is alleged that Fertig, who was a teacher at Riverglen School at the time, had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student between 1975 and 1977. The female student was 12-years-old when the relationship started and 15 when it ended.

The trial for Fertig will take place Nov. 5-8.