A former teacher in central Newfoundland faces a new charge involving a minor.

Jody Hale, 40, is already scheduled for a trial in Grand Falls-Windsor in mid-April, on previous charges of internet luring involving a minor.

Hale was teaching at a school in Cottrell's Cove when he was first charged in June 2012. He has pleaded not guilty in that case.

Now, he's facing an additional charge of child luring, involving a girl under the age of 16.

RCMP allege Hale communicated with the girl by means of a computer system between January and June of 2009.

Hale will return to court on May 15 to answer to the new charge.