a man standing in front of a window: Matthew Percy is shown outside a Halifax courtroom in June 2018.

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Matthew Percy is proven exterior a Halifax courtroom in June 2018.

Matthew Albert Percy should wait till the spring of 2020 for his subsequent two trials on fees of sexual assault.

However when that point comes, the previous groundskeeper at Saint Mary’s College will face trials solely two weeks aside.

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Percy appeared by videolink in Nova Scotia Supreme Courtroom Thursday morning to set dates for one in every of his trials.

Brad Sarson, his lawyer, advised the courtroom that Percy was re-electing trial by decide alone. He had been going through a jury trial after the Crown most popular an indictment towards him, short-circuiting the preliminary inquiry course of and sending the case on to trial.

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That trial will now start on Mar. 17, 2020 and run for 5 weeks. The beginning of that trial comes simply two weeks after the scheduled conclusion of one other sexual assault trial for Percy.

A complete of 4 ladies have accused Percy of sexually assaulting them. A decide acquitted Percy on one set of allegations from September of 2017, however that acquittal is being appealed.

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Final week, Percy was convicted on fees of sexual assault and voyeurism involving one other lady. These fees additionally stem from September 2017. He’s to be sentenced on Feb. 14, 2019.


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