A man who taught in Lutsel K'e is accused of sexually assaulting a male student there 40 years ago.

Robert Stanley Stevens is facing 9 charges. All relate to incidents alleged to have occurred between 1969 and 1974.

Though the charges were laid in 2010, Stevens was not arrested until two months ago.

The 70-year-old remained in custody until Tuesday, October 29, when he was released on $1,500 bail.

Under the terms of his release he is to remain in Manitoba, where he now lives. 

Stevens' preliminary inquiry is scheduled for December 6th in Yellowknife.