Written by Clark Stork
Not guilty pleas have been entered in Humboldt Provincial Court by a man facing sex charges out of Lanigan.
25 year-old Nathan Michael Labatt is charged with sexual exploitation, invitation to sexual touching and possesion of child pornography, he was arrested in January of 2015 by the Lanigan RCMP.
Monday in court, Judge Brent Klause set a preliminary hearing date for December 19th. That hearing will determine if there is enough evidence to move forward with a trial.
Labatt was an active volunteer with a number of youth groups within the Roman Catholic church, the Ukrainian catholic church and Scouts Canada, he also attended various youth camps, retreats, and other events with these organizations in the province over the past five years.
Over the sluggish court proceedings it’s also been revealed he is facing charges out of Regina as well.