Former Inuvik teacher Hugues Latour, pictured here in January 2009 in Inuvik, N.W.T., faces charges of possession of child pornography and sexual assault.
Hugues Latour, 38, faces charges of touching of a minor for a sexual purpose, sexual assault, assault and unlawful confinement stemming from a recent incident.
Latour, who is originally from Quebec, is a former high school teacher – someone who worked with teenagers. He worked at Samuel Hearne Secondary School for only one or two years.
RCMP Staff Sgt. Wayne Norris says parents should talk with their children about the case.
"With these charges and this person in custody, all I need to stress is that if anyone else is aware of someone who is a victim like this, to report it to the RCMP," said Norris.
Latour is in police custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday in Inuvik.