Smiths Falls sexual assault case go to to trial in early 2023
A Smiths Falls man facing charges of sexual assault and sexual interference with a minor will go to trial in early 2023.
Dale Hilton’s case was in front of a judge last Tuesday.
A confirmation hearing and motion day in court will take place in September.
Then there will be a status hearing on January 3rd, 2023, followed by the trial itself which takes place over three days beginning on January 9th.
Lanark County OPP charged Hilton on May 4th with a number of counts including, two counts of sexual interference, two counts of sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age, and one count of sexual assault.
Hilton is not to communicate with the alleged victim, nor can he move without first notifying his probation officer.
The case and the alleged victim’s identity are covered by a publication ban.
These charges have yest to be proven in court.