Iqaluit middle school teacher facing sex charges
An Iqaluit teacher charged with sex-related offences will appear in court on Friday morning.
Mark Caine, who teaches at Aqsarniit Middle School, was charged on March 27 with three counts of sexual interference.
Caine is involved in technology courses, the film club and other activities.
Under government policy, employees are suspended, with pay, while an investigation is underway.
Iqaluit RCMP say they conducted an investigation after receiving a complaint from students.
CBC spoke with Caine by phone Tuesday. He said he spoke with his lawyer and said there would be no comment at this time.
Court officials say a Justice of the Peace met with Caine at the RCMP detachment when he was arrested and he was released with conditions including no contact with a young person under 16 unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
All the allegations have yet to be proven in court.
Court officials have refused to say whether a publication ban is in place on the identity of the accused.
Other people with similar charges have been named in the past.
RCMP laid sex-related charges against another teacher Monday in Kimmirut, who was not named by police.