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Accused in 2009 sex assault case in Kamloops to face trial this summer

January 11, 2016 - 4:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - The accused in a sex assault case that went cold for years will face trial in Kamloops Supreme Court this summer.

Taylor James Howard Matchett, who is charged with sexual assault involving a weapon and use of an imitation firearm in the commission of an offence, will face a judge and jury this July.

For years, police had no leads on the incident, which occurred at McArthur Island Park in 2009.

Recently Kamloops RCMP announced a DNA profile entered into the national database matched the DNA on the sex assault file.

Matchett was arrested in Edmonton last November and transferred to Kamloops to answer to his charges.

The five-day trial will begin July 11.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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