Former teacher charged in historical sexual assault

A former teacher at Elizabeth Park Intermediate School in Ottawa is facing sexual assault charges in connection with incidents alleged to have occurred in 1968 and 1969.

Ottawa police's sexual assault/child abuse section said Thursday it has charged a Renfrew, Ont., man with one count of indecent assault and one count of gross indecency.

The charges follow an investigation into a historical complaint of inappropriate sexual activity alleged to have occurred between a 13-year-old student and a male teacher at the school.

Michael Grant Slater, 70, was arrested Wednesday and will appear in an Ottawa court on Thursday.