A former Inuvik, N.W.T., high school teacher faces several sex-related charges.

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.

He also faces charges of possessing child pornography and of making child pornography.

Latour also faces one count of failing to comply with the conditions of his recognizance.

Police believe the offences happened recently.

After getting a search warrant, police say they found disturbing pictures and videos. The RCMP is now going through his computer and other possessions.

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.

The Beaufort Delta Education Council has declined to comment. However, police say they don’t believe the alleged offences happened while Latour was a teacher.

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.