Hearing extended for teacher accused of sexual exploitation

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter
October 12, 2017 - 10:22am

LETHBRIDGE – The preliminary hearing for Jentry Jack Salmon has been extended, as the proceedings ran over the two days they been scheduled for.

The Raymond high school teacher faces two counts of sexual exploitation, and the hearing will determine if there is enough evidence for the case to go to trial. The continuation of the prelim has been adjourned to Oct. 24.

All evidence and testimony presented during the prelim is covered under a publication ban.

Salmon was charged on Feb. 17, 2017, following an investigation by Raymond RCMP.

In a media release from police, they say they were informed that a teacher was having inappropriate interactions via text messages and conduct outside the school environment with a Raymond High School student.

Salmon had already been suspended by the Westwind School Division in October of 2016, when they became aware of the allegations.

He is currently out on bail that includes a $1,000 no cash recognizance and conditions that he have no contact with the alleged victim or attend their place of employment or education.

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