Samuel and Madelaine Emerson. (Surrey RCMP photos)

Court date moved for Cloverdale pastor, wife accused of sexual assault

Samuel and Madelaine Emerson are facing charges of sexual assault, threats

Samuel and Madelaine Emerson’s court date has been moved to January, after Samuel Emerson retained new council.

The Emersons first appeared in court on Nov. 21, at which time the arraignment date was moved to Dec. 6. Today (Dec. 6), Samuel Emerson’s lawyer requested additional time to review the case. The Emerson’s new court date is Jan. 3.

Samuel Emerson, 34, was formerly a pastor of Cloverdale Christian Fellowship Church. In early October, Surrey RCMP announced that he had been charged with 13 counts of sexual assault, 11 counts of being in a position of authority and touching a person for a sexual purpose, and one count of sexual touching of a person under the age of 16.

Madelaine Emerson, 37, was charged with one count of sexual assault, one count of being in a position of authority and touching a person for a sexual purpose, and one count of threats to cause death or bodily harm.

The alleged assaults happened between 2015 and 2017.

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