Canada Preliminary hearing to begin for N.S. police chief charged with sexual assault

01:42  10 april  2018
01:42  10 april  2018 Source:   Global News

Police investigate group sex assault

  Police investigate group sex assault NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - Police in southern Ontario are investigating an apparent group sexual assault in Niagara Falls. The Niagara Regional Police Service says it happened in the early hours of Saturday morning in the city's busy downtown, near the intersection of Clifton Hill and Victoria Ave. Police say a woman was walking down a laneway in the area at about 3 a.m. when she was "accosted and sexually assaulted" by a group of five men. The woman The Niagara Regional Police Service says it happened in the early hours of Saturday morning in the city's busy downtown, near the intersection of Clifton Hill and Victoria Ave.

The sexual assault counts are unrelated to the shooting, which remains under investigation. “This is extraordinarily disappointing,” Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said Thursday. Court Commissioner Grace Flynn set bail at 0,000 and a preliminary hearing for Oct.

Defense attorney Shannon Smith then began to question the witness, starting with an Former MSU sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar is in court again for a preliminary hearing on charges that he The judge will hear testimony from the girls and women who say Nassar sexually assaulted them.

FILE - John Collyer, shown here in an interview with Global Halifax, is facing one charge of sexual assault and two charges ofsexual exploitation.: FILE - John Collyer, shown here in an interview with Global Halifax, is facing one charge of sexual assault and two charges of sexual exploitation. © File/ Global News FILE - John Collyer, shown here in an interview with Global Halifax, is facing one charge of sexual assault and two charges of sexual exploitation.

A preliminary hearing is set to begin today for a Nova Scotia police chief facing sex charges involving a 17-year-old girl.

John Collyer has elected to have his case heard in Supreme Court by judge alone.

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He is facing one charge of sexual assault and two charges of sexual exploitation.

If he's committed to stand trial, he will enter a plea once the matter lands in Supreme Court.

Sentencing arguments in vicious sexual assault

  Sentencing arguments in vicious sexual assault LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A man who beat a woman so viciously during a sexual assault that she had to learn how to walk and talk again is scheduled to face a sentencing hearing today. Denzel Dre Colton Bird, 21, was charged after the 25-year-old woman was struck from behind with a metal pipe, dragged into an alley and sexually attacked while she was walking to work in Lethbridge, Alta., in September 2016. The blows caused multiple skull fractures and fractured her facial bones as well.A passerby discovered the woman, partially naked and stuffed into a garbage can, and she was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Four British sailors accused of sexually assaulting a Halifax woman are back in Halifax for their preliminary hearing . The Crown alleges they participated in a group sexual assault last April 10 in a barracks at CFB Shearwater. Flyer delivery man charged with stealing people' s mail, police say.

SOUTH COVENTRY >> A preliminary hearing involving sex assault charges related to an Owen J. Roberts teacher has been continued until September. The preliminary hearing for Melissa Sue Bonkoski, an Owen J

The town's police commission suspended Collyer last May for 60 days with pay, the same day it was announced he was facing charges.

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He had been placed on administrative leave in August 2016 after the province's Serious Incident Response Team confirmed it was investigating the alleged sexual assault.

The independent police watchdog laid the charges over allegations dating between April 1st and July 31st, 2016.

Manitoba allows third-party reporting of sex assault .
WINNIPEG - Victims of sexual violence can now file an anonymous report with police in Manitoba. Third-party reporting allows a survivor to report the assault to a community agency, which will then be passed along to Winnipeg police or RCMP. Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth says the report won't trigger a criminal investigation but he says he hopes it will help victims connect with services and feel comfortable coming forward later. He says it Third-party reporting allows a survivor to report the assault to a community agency, which will then be passed along to Winnipeg police or RCMP.

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