Former Inuvik teacher Hugues Latour was sentenced to 60 days in jail Friday for assaulting his 17-year-old girlfriend.

On Tuesday, Latour was found guilty of common assault, forcible entry and breaching court conditions.

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Former Inuvik teacher Hugues Latour was sentenced to 60 days in jail Friday for assaulting his 17-year-old girlfriend. (CBC)

The assault happened last September. Latour was 38 at the time.

The court heard he pushed his 17-year-old girlfriend. When delivering the sentence, Judge Robert Gorin said the age of the victim was an aggravating factor.

The relationship was not part of the criminal charges, but the judge called it "morally blameworthy" for Latour to be involved with a 17-year-old girl.

Another aggravating factor was the assault happened during a dispute over marijuana. Latour was not charged with possession or trafficking.

Latour will not serve any additional jail time, as he was credited for the time he has spent in custody since September awaiting trial.

Latour’s trial on charges relating to sexual assault and sexual contact with a minor will begin next week in Inuvik. He is also charged with making and possessing child pornography.