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Man To Hear If Sex Assault Case Will Go Ahead

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN returns to the Supreme Court in two weeks time to learn if the prosecution is in a position to proceed with a sexual assault case against him.

Dustin Taylor, 32, appeared before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs for a status hearing relating to his upcoming trial on three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse.

It is alleged that he, between December 7, 2011, and January 22, 2012, had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl who cannot give consent.

Taylor, who is to stand trial in October, has denied the allegations against him.

In yesterday’s mention hearing before Senior Justice Isaacs, the court was informed that the complainant and her mother who brought the complaint to police were not making themselves available to the prosecution.

This was also the case at an early mention hearing held in July 25.

A further status hearing was scheduled for September 21 to allow the Crown another opportunity to locate the complainants.

Darell Taylor appeared for the prosecution.

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