Accused violent offender set for court Wednesday

The trial for a Williams Lake truck driver facing sexual assault, unlawful confinement and break-and-enter charges adjourned to Wednesday.

The trial for a 24-year-old Williams Lake truck driver facing numerous charges including sexual assault, unlawful confinement and break-and-enter was adjourned in Williams Lake provincial court Monday Sept. 16 when his lawyer, Alfred Kaiser, declared a conflict.

Kaiser told Hon. Judge Marguerite Church the Williams Lake RCMP officer covering the charges Robert Fagg faces for allegations in Williams Lake, is also the investigating officer for an MVI that occurred last week where Kaiser’s vehicle was hit by an impaired driver.

“Upon close reflection, it’s a classic conflict situation,” Kaiser told Judge Church.

“I believe I have to withdraw on this file.”

Kaiser requested the trial be adjourned until Wednesday, Sept. 18, and said he would attempt to get new counsel for Fagg.

Church said new trial dates will likely be set on Wednesday Sept. 18 in Judge’s court.