A Corner Brook man was committed to stand trial on two sex-related charges in provincial court in Corner Brook on Wednesday.
John William Flynn, 47, was not present when Judge Wayne Gorman issued his decision on whether the charges should proceed based on the evidence heard during a preliminary inquiry that took place last month. Flynn pleaded not guilty to the charges during an earlier court appearance, which led to the matter proceeding to the preliminary inquiry stage.
Flynn had been facing three charges in relation to incidents involving a boy under the age of 16 that are alleged to have occurred between January and March 2012.
The charges included sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and sexual assault.
Gorman committed Flynn to stand trial in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador on two of those charges — the invitation to sexual touching and sexual assault — and discharged the sexual interference charge.
Meanwhile, Flynn is still facing two counts of breach of an undertaking or recognizance in provincial court. He’s due to appear on those charges on April 22.
An arraignment date in Supreme Court on the two charges going to trial has not yet been set.