NEWS
11/10/2011 02:03 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 06:56 EST

BC Teacher Sex Assault: Delta High School Teacher Arrested Following Attack On Student

Delta Police are recommending charges be laid against a high school teacher who was arrested Sunday following accusations he sexually assaulted a teenage girl from another school district.

The investigation began Nov. 4 after a young girl reported she had been attacked near the Delta Secondary School gym in Ladner, B.C. A 43-year-old teacher was arrested two days later.

Police say that teacher has since been released from custody, pending a decision from Crown prosecutors on whether to lay charges of sexual assault and sexual interference.

Police say the suspect's name can't be released until charges are officially approved by the Crown, but he was released under various conditions, including not to returning a call to Delta Secondary or to have any contact with girls under the age of 16.

The school district says the teacher was immediately suspended with pay and staff at Delta Secondary were told about the allegations earlier this week.

But students and parents have not been informed and the district says that won't happen unless charges are laid.