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Former central Alberta teacher sentenced to six years for sex crimes

Last Updated Jun 26, 2019 at 7:56 pm PDT

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RED DEER, Alta. – A former central Alberta teacher has been sentenced to six years in prison for sex-related charges involving a young girl.

Norman Howes pleaded guilty in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday to one count each of making child pornography, sexual contact with a child and making sexually explicit materials available to a child.

Howes, who is 61, was charged in December 2018.

He had taught for more than 30 years in Red Deer schools.

Following a joint sentencing submission from the Crown and defence, provincial court Judge John Holmes accepted their recommendation for a six-year prison term.

Court heard the abuse took place both inside and outside of the school during school hours.