The 24-year-old had pleaded guilty to the sexual interference offence as well as luring a child via a computer. Charges of possessing child pornography and invitation to sexual touching were to be conditionally withdrawn by the court pending convictions.
However, in June, when the matter was called for facts and sentencing following a pre-sentence report, legal-aid lawyer Jodi MacDonald requested to be removed as counsel due to a conflict. Nightingale’s new lawyer indicated to the court Tuesday that his client does not admit to a key component of the sexual interference charge.
The matter was postponed to Aug. 22 to allow the new legal-aid lawyer time to review video recorded statements and provide appropriate advice.