Nova Scotia Police Chief's Sexual Assault, Exploitation Case Adjourned

Nova Scotia Police Chief's Sexual Assault, Exploitation Case Adjourned

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. (CP) The case of a Nova Scotia police chief facing sex charges involving a 17-year-old girl has been adjourned until next month.

John Collyer of the Bridgewater police force was suspended with pay for 60 days in May after being charged.

His lawyer David Bright says he appeared on behalf of his client in Bridgewater provincial court today and the case was adjourned until July 27 for election and plea.

The police commission in Bridgewater passed a motion to suspend Collyer on May 4, the same day it was announced he was facing charges.

The 53-year-old was placed on administrative leave by the commission in August after the province's Serious Incident Response Team confirmed it was investigating the alleged sexual assault.

The independent police watchdog laid one charge of sexual assault and two charges of sexual exploitation against Collyer over allegations dating between April 1 and July 31 of last year.

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