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Teacher's court hearing delayed until Feb. 4

The Supreme Court proceedings for a Langley elementary school teacher accused of molesting one of her students was put off because she had a stomach flu on Wednesday.

Deborah Ralph, 59, was a teacher at James Kennedy Elementary and is charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of sexual interference of a person under the age of 14.

The jury trial was put over until Feb. 4.

It is alleged Ralph sexually assaulted a male student between December 1998 and June 2001.

The alleged victim contacted Langley RCMP on Nov. 8, 2011 to report he had been sexually assaulted by Ralph. He had been one of her students at James Kennedy  but alleges he was assaulted when she was no longer his teacher.

Ralph taught at the school from September 1987 to June 2010. She was suspended with pay after she was charged.

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