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Multiple sex offences have been filed against a former We’koqma’q band councillor.
Cyrus John Bernard, 52, is charged with six counts of sexual interference and six counts of sexual assault. The offences are alleged to have occurred between 2014-2015.
Bernard, who was re-elected to council during band elections in October, has been released on conditions that include he have no contact with the complainant. Bernard has resigned his council position since he was charged with the offences.
He is now scheduled to enter pleas during a provincial court appearance in Port Hawkesbury on Jan. 6.
Trial set on multiple break and enter charges
A provincial court trial date has been set for a Sydney man charged in connection with a series of break and enters.
Bruce Francis Williams, 29, of Fairview Street is charged with seven counts of breaching court orders, five counts of theft, five counts of break, enter and theft and two counts of mischief.
He is charged in connection with a rash of break and enters at five Sydney businesses between Aug. 3-11.
Williams continues his release on conditions that include having no contact with four individuals and is to refrain from drugs unless prescribed. He is also to report to Cape Breton Regional Police once a week by phone.
Williams is now scheduled to stand trial May 31 and June 1.
Plea set on driving charges
A plea date has been set for a Dominion man facing driving offences.
Michael Derek Murphy, 52, of Mitchell Avenue, is charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, mischief in filing a false report of theft and obstruction of a police officer.
The offences are alleged to have occurred Aug. 20 in Dominion.
Murphy, who continues his release on conditions, is now scheduled to enter pleas to the charges Feb. 4.
Accused pleads guilty to robbery charge
A Membertou man is to be sentenced in March after pleading guilty to charges including robbery.
Perry Harrison Labobe, 34, also pleaded guilty to wearing a disguise in committing an offence.
The charges were filed after a robbery on Aug. 17, 2018, at a Sydney convenience store.
Labobe had previously elected to be tried in Supreme Court with a preliminary hearing on the charges but re-elected back to provincial court.
He will also be sentenced on two counts of breaching court orders and a single count of resisting arrest.
Sentencing is now set for March 18.