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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:   globalnews.ca

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.

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. READ MORE: Bridgewater police chief charged with sexual assault , sexual exploitation.

READ: Preliminary hearing to begin for N . S . police chief charged with sexual assault . The 26-year veteran of the force was suspended in May 2017 after the independent police watchdog charged him with one count of sexual assault and two counts of sexual exploitation.

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.

READ MORE: Bridgewater police chief charged with sexual assault, sexual exploitation

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.

Man already in custody for 'vicious' Peel attack also wanted by Toronto police

  Man already in custody for 'vicious' Peel attack also wanted by Toronto police A 25-year-old man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for a violent attack on an autistic man in Mississauga earlier this month has surrendered to police.According to Toronto police, Ronjot Singh Dhami was involved in a group brawl at Rebel nightclub in the Port Lands in the early morning hours of March 11.

READ MORE: Preliminary hearing to begin for N . S . police chief charged with sexual assault . READ MORE: Bridgewater police chief placed on leave following sex assault allegations.

A police chief in Nova Scotia has been suspended with pay for 60 days after being charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl.

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

READ MORE: Trial of Nova Scotia police chief set for April, to be heard by Supreme Court judge

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.

Suspect accused in beating of man with autism now wanted by Toronto police for alleged nightclub assault .
Suspect accused in beating of man with autism now wanted by Toronto police for alleged nightclub assaultThe 25-year-old who's been charged for participating in an alleged beating of an autistic man in Mississauga is now facing charges in Toronto for assault.

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