Blake fac­ing new charge

The Aurora (Labrador City) - - Front Page - BY EVAN CAREEN

A for­mer Nu­natsi­avut politi­cian fac­ing sex­ual as­sault charges has been charged with an­other sex crime.

Roy Blake, the for­mer Or­di­nary Mem­ber for Lake Melville re­gion, is fac­ing a count of sex­ual in­ter­fer­ence in ad­di­tion to two counts of sex­ual as­sault he was al­ready charged with.

Ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments ob­tained by the Labradorian, the al­leged in­ci­dent took place be­tween Jan­uary of 2017 and March of 2018 and in­volves a per­son un­der the age of 16.

Blake was run­ning in the elec­tion that ended May 1, but pulled out of the run­ning mere weeks be­fore elec­tion day. At the time Blake said in a Face­book post he was pulling out of the race due to “neg­a­tive and in­ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion” which has “taken its toll on my fam­ily and me.”

Blake is sched­uled to ap­pear in court on June 11 on the new charge and a pre­lim­i­nary in­quiry on the sex­ual as­sault charges is set for Sept. 12.

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