Former Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Don MacIntyre’s case will return to Red Deer provincial court on April 19. (Photo contributed)

Former Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Don MacIntyre’s case will return to Red Deer provincial court on April 19. (Photo contributed)

Case of former MLA accused of sex assault, interference back in court next month

Former Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Don MacIntyre’s case to return to court on April 19

Former Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Don MacIntyre’s case involving allegations of sexual assault and sexual interference returns to court on April 19.

Red Deer lawyer Maurice Collard, acting as agent for MacIntyre’s Calgary lawyer, Ian McKay, requested the one month adjournment in Red Deer provincial court today. MacIntyre, 62, did not attend court.

MacIntyre, a Sylvan Lake resident, unexpectedly resigned from the United Conservative Party caucus Feb. 2. He posted a message on social media saying he was leaving politics to focus on his family.

Sexual interference is defined in the Criminal Code as a charge related to a person who, for a sexual purpose, touches, directly or indirectly, with a part of the body or with an object, any part of the body of a person under the age of 16.

MacIntyre is not in custody. He was released on a number of conditions including he have no contact with anyone under 16 without a guardian present. He must also stay at least 100 metres away from a playground, public swimming pool, daycare or school yard.

MacIntyre was in his first term as MLA. He was elected in 2015 as a member of the Wildrose Party and joined the UCP following the merger with the Progressive Conservative Party.



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