A court appearance in Prince Albert Provincial Court for a Muskoday First Nation man charged with sexual assault was adjourned again.
Jason Glen Dreaver, 39, had an appearance scheduled on July 22 to speak to the matter.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused numerous adjournments and delays across the province. The 13 permanent courthouses in the province are open but they are closed to the general public and access is restricted. Many defendants, crown, defence – and some judges - are appearing by telephone. Anyone entering the courthouse is pre-screened for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure.
Provincial court cases must be heard within 18 months after charges are laid or they risk being dismissed after the Supreme Court ruled in 2016 that provincial cases must be heard within a certain time frame.
Dreaver was arrested in March 2020 and charged for a sexual assault that occurred in 2011. Dreaver was released on bail in March.
The charges against Dreaver haven't been proven in court.
Dreaver is now scheduled to appear in Prince Albert Provincial Court July 29.