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Father charged with sexual assault back in court

A man accused of sexually abusing his two school-aged children was back in court this week.

The father, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the children, appeared in court by CCTV. He was scheduled to enter pleas on Monday, but due to a change in counsel he put his matters over.

He has elected to be tried by a provincial court judge alone but has not entered pleas.

A preliminary inquiry is scheduled for St. Albert on Feb. 1 and 2 and a pretrial conference is scheduled for judges chambers on Nov. 3.

The father was denied bail in May and remains in custody.

The 35-year-old father is being charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference, two counts of invitation to sexual touching, making child pornography available online and possession of child pornography.

The mother is also facing charges in the incident. She is being charged with causing a youth to need intervention under the province’s Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act.

Police say the children were sexually assaulted by their father in their own home over the course of at least three years. Police believe the 32-year-old mother knew of the abuse and failed to take appropriate action by alerting the police.

The father will return to court on Monday Sept. 25

Serious assault preliminary inquiry scheduled

A preliminary inquiry has been scheduled for three men charged after a serious assault in May.

Their preliminary inquiry is scheduled for Jan. 22, 2018 in the St. Albert Provincial Court.

On May 21 a 17-year-old male allegedly went to meet three men and entered their vehicle for a drug deal. The suspects assaulted him and the man received injuries to his side, face and head. He required surgery and a stay at the hospital.

The boy also had his property stolen and was left wandering through the Akinsdale neighbourhood without shoes or socks.

Malcolm Quincy Powery, 24; Boakai Abu Dukula, 19; and Calvin Junior Powery-Hooker, 18, have each been charged with aggravated assault, robbery and forcible confinement. All three men are residents of Edmonton.

Dukuly and Powery-Hooker were denied bail and remain in custody.

The men have pleaded not guilty and have elected to have their case heard by a provincial court judge.

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