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All of Timothy Sheppard's outstanding matters will be called in court in Corner Brook Wednesday

Timothy Sheppard is shown in provincial court in this file photo.
Timothy Sheppard is shown in provincial court in this file photo. - Star file photo

A provincial court Judge will render a decision in the sexual assault case against a York Harbour man Wednesday.

Timothy Sheppard, 47, was tried on the charge of sexual assaulting a girl under the age of 18 in court in Corner Brook on Monday. The incident is alleged to have occurred on Dec. 19, 2017.

Sheppard was also tried on a charge of breach of probation.

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The trial was not the only matters he had before the court this week.

He was to go to trial on a number of other charges on Tuesday, but that didn’t happen when some of them were withdrawn and Sheppard changed his plea to guilty on another one.

Crown attorney Trina Simms told the court that the Crown was unable to compel all the witnesses required to prove four of the charges beyond a reasonable doubt and would not be calling evidence on them.

The charges, which were alleged to have occurred over the period of Jan. 10-12, included single counts of break and enter and uttering threats to damage or destroy property and two counts of failure to comply with a probation order.

They were dismissed at the request of Sheppard’s lawyer, Conor Mullin.

Sheppard then entered a guilty plea to a breach of probation from Jan. 13.

He had also been to go to facts and sentencing on two counts of fraud over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime and break and enter.

In light of the trial decision coming today, Mullin asked that all of Sheppard’s matters be set for the same time for the purpose of totality in sentencing.

Wednesday’s appearance is set for 1:30 p.m.

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