Pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing date set for sex­ual as­sault charges

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIED­S - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

A young man fac­ing charges of sex­ual in­ter­fer­ence and sex­ual as­sault has sched­uled a date for his pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing.

An­thony Piecowye, 21, of Drumheller was sched­uled to ap­pear in pro­vin­cial court in Drumheller on Fri­day, Jan­uary 26.

The Drumheller RCMP re­ceived a com­plaint from a par­ent in July of last year against a lo­cal day­care worker. As a re­sult of a thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion, work­ing with the Shel­don Kennedy Cen­tre and RCMP Ma­jor Crimes Unit, a Drumheller man was charged with three counts of sex­ual as­sault and three counts of sex­ual in­ter­fer­ence.

Piecowye has elected to be tried in Court of Queen’s Bench by judge and jury, and a pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing has been sched­uled for Novem­ber 29. A pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing is held by the court to de­cide whether there is enough ev­i­dence to send a case to trial. This pro­ce­dure is re­served for in­dictable of­fences.

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