08 February 2016
Two days have been set aside for a former Bathurst-area priest facing a number of sex-related charges. Charles Picot has pleaded not guilty to charges of indecent assault, gross indecency and sexual assault. Judge Brigitte Sivret said this afternoon that a trial date needed to be set without further delay. One of Picot’s alleged victims, who has asked our newsroom not to use his name, says the the length of time the case has taken to get to trial has left him in a constant state of anxiety and depression. May 10th and 11th have been set aside for the trial.