Sen­tenc­ing sched­uled on as­sault charge

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON -

SYDNEY — A Glace Bay man is to be sen­tenced in April after plead­ing guilty Mon­day to a re­duced charge of as­sault.

Bryan Stephen Mur­phy, 35, was fac­ing two counts of as­sault and sin­gle counts of mis­chief and sex­ual as­sault.

The of­fences were to have oc­curred last Au­gust in Glace Bay.

Mur­phy was sched­uled to stand trial Mon­day on the charges but in­stead the sex­ual as­sault charge was re­duced to as­sault to which Mur­phy pleaded guilty.

He also agreed to sign a peace bond on the re­main­ing charges.

Sen­tenc­ing is now set for April 13.

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