Circuit court is held once a month in Princeton. File photo

Child sex crimes trial moved from Princeton to Penticton

The accused cannot be named under a publication ban

A trial for a Princeton man accused of child sex crimes will take place in Penticton.

The accused cannot be named under a publication ban, to protect the names of victims or witnesses.

He was represented over the telephone by his counsel during Princeton circuit court Thursday, Oct. 14.

The man has pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual interference with a person under 16.

Court heard during a pretrial conference earlier this month it was deemed the trial will likely last five days. It was also revealed the trial would have to be moved to another location as the local courthouse cannot accommodate such a lengthy proceeding.

It was also stated that some of the witnesses, because of their age, would be allowed to testify via circuit court television.

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