Dangerous offender hearing postponed due to judge's illness

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PENTICTON - The dangerous offender hearing for an imprisoned Penticton man has been postponed to an unknown date.

Justice Geoff Barrow fell ill unexpectedly and is unable to oversee the Supreme Court trial, said Crown Counsel.

David Wesley Bobbitt is in custody at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre after pleading guilty last year to charges of sexually assaulting and confining a young woman in 2012.

Bobbitt is scheduled to appear in Penticton Supreme Court via video conference next Monday to fix a date, however, Crown said the hearing could begin anytime before that, so long as Barrow is well enough.

The hearing, which was scheduled to start today, is expected to take several weeks.

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