Voyeurism trial adjourned
A trial for a Maple Ridge man accused of secretly recording his ex-girlfriend with a spy camera came to an abrupt halt Tuesday after his lawyer was forced to withdraw his services due to a conflict of interest.
Glen Allen Berry is charged with one count each of sexual assault, common assault and three counts each of secretly observing and recording nudity in a private place.
The 48-year-old is now tasked with finding a new lawyer.
Due to lawyer-client privilege, Berry’s lawyer Michael Bozic was unable to reveal exactly what caused the conflict.
He stressed the conflict of interest was not related to money or witnesses.
“It arose as a result of discussions we had on related evidence,” Bozic told Madam Justice Heather Holmes.
“The court and Crown have my apologies.”
Justice Holmes has adjourned proceedings until March 28, when Berry returns to court to fix another date.
The offence Berry is charged with dates back to March 2010.