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Ex-Alberta politician accused of sexual assault waives right to preliminary inquiry
Canadian Press
Published:
May 11, 2018
Updated:
May 11, 2018 8:25 PM EDT
Don MacIntyre. (Shaughn Butts / Postmedia)Shaughn Butts / Edmonton Journal
RED DEER, Alta. — A former United Conservative Party member of the Alberta legislature who faces sex charges has waived his right to a preliminary inquiry.
Don MacIntyre resigned as the member for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake on Feb. 2 after he was charged with sexual assault and sexual interference with a minor.
On Friday, MacIntyre, who is 62, waived his right to an inquiry, which is used to determine if there is enough evidence for a case to go to trial.
His next court date has not been scheduled.
MacIntyre is not in custody but must abide by several conditions including having no contact with anyone under 16 without a guardian present.
MacIntyre was a first-term legislature member elected for the Wildrose party in 2015.
The Wildrose merged last summer with the Progressive Conservatives to form the United Conservative Party.
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