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Former Red Deer teacher faces new sex charges involving children

A former central Alberta teacher accused of child sex-related offences faces new charges.

Norman Howes taught for more than 30 years in Red Deer schools

Norman Howes as shown in a photo from the Westpark Middle School website. (Westpark Middle School)

A former central Alberta teacher accused of child sex-related offences faces new charges.

Norman Howes, who is 60, is no longer employed by Red Deer Public Schools.

The new charges include counts of sexual assault, sexual contact with a minor, sexual counsel of a child, sexual exploitation and child pornography offences.

He was earlier charged with sexual counsel of a child, sexual exploitation, luring a child under 18 years, making child pornography and sexual contact with a child.

Carolyn Ayre from the specialized prosecutions branch in Calgary will handle the Crown's case.

Howes, who taught for more than 30 years in Red Deer schools, is to return to court on May 1.