Court case held over for Airdrie teacher accused of sexual assault
A court case for a former George McDougall High School teacher, charged with having a sexual relationship with a student, has been held over until Feb. 11 for the completion of a psychiatric assessment.
Science teacher John Millerís assessment was first ordered during a brief court appearance to face the charges in December.
A three-week extension for the hearing was approved at the Calgary Provincial Court Jan. 17, so the assessment can be completed.
Miller, 36, was first arrested in Calgary on Oct. 17 and charged with sexual assault and sexual exploitation for having an alleged extended sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student after another student approached officers about the subject.
While conducting a routine patrol on Dec. 19, an RCMP school resource officer saw Millerís vehicle leaving the area of the school at around 11 a.m. The officer determined Miller had been contacting the alleged victim, against a court order.
Miller was later arrested at his home in Airdrie and charged with 12 counts of breach of recognizance and one count of sexual interference.
Miller will attend the Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatric Centre for the assessment.
Miller appeared before the court but did not speak. He wore a blue jumpsuit and sat, leaning forward in his chair.
Miller has been suspended from his job at the school.