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Trial delayed for Penticton man accused of pimping his stepdaughter

June 14, 2012 - 12:54 PM

PENTICTON, B.C. - The trial of a Penticton, B.C., man accused of sexually abusing and pimping his teenaged stepdaughter has been put on hold until August.

The continuation was issued Wednesday by the provincial court judge hearing the trial in Penticton.

The matter began in May and was originally scheduled for one week but court has been told neither the Crown nor defence lawyers are available in June or July, forcing the latest delays.

The accused, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his stepdaughter, has been in custody since last July.

He faces 10 charges including sexual interference of a person under 14, and two counts of living on the avails of prostitution of a person under 18.

A former Penticton mayoral candidate was expected to appear in court Thursday as a charge of obtaining sexual services from someone under 18 proceeds against him in connection with the same case. (CKOR)

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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