Pitt Meadows Coun. David Murray will go to trial.

Pitt Meadows Coun. David Murray will go to trial.

Pitt Meadows councillor charged with sex crimes to go to trial

David Murray’s lawyer expects a four-day trial with six witnesses

  • Jan. 12, 2017 6:00 p.m.

The case of a Pitt Meadows city councillor accused of sex-related offences is set to go to trial.

Coun. David Murray was in provincial court in Port Coquitlam with his lawyer, J.R. McRoberts, on Thursday morning to set a date for the hearing.

Murray was charged on Nov. 16 with one count of sexual assault and one count of sexual interference with a person under the age of 14 in relation to incident back in 1992.

He pleaded not guilty and elected a trial by provincial judge, said Dan McLaughlin, Crown spokesperson.

Crown prosecutor Wendy Wakabayashi and McRoberts both estimated that the trial would take four days. Six witnesses are expected to testify and Murray may give a statement.

There is a publication ban on the names of complainants and witnesses.

Murray has said he will not step down while the matter is before the courts.