White Rock sex-assault case to be heard in Supreme Court

A man accused of sexually assaulting two women in White Rock six years ago will stand trial on the charges, a judge has ruled.

A man accused of sexually assaulting two women in White Rock six years ago will stand trial on the charges, a judge has ruled.

Prosecutor Winston Sayson confirmed Thursday that Judge Paul Dohm committed Jason Andrew Robinson to trial in New Westminster Supreme Court.

The ruling followed a preliminary hearing in Surrey Provincial Court that wrapped up this afternoon (July 18).

A publication ban prohibits disclosure of any of the evidence heard in the hearing, as well as the identification of the victims.

The charges against Robinson, 34, date back to 2007, when two women – then aged 25 and 33 – reported they had been sexually assaulted at a White Rock residence by an acquaintance.

According to court records, the alleged assaults occurred on Aug. 3 and Aug. 31 of that year.

Const. Janelle Shoihet told Peace Arch News in April that police were alerted to the assaults in September of 2007, and a warrant for Robinson’s arrest was issued the following May.

The court proceedings were delayed several times by difficulties in locating the accused, as well as by a number of missed court appearances that resulted in arrest warrants being issued.

Dates for trial are expected to be set Aug. 29 in New Westminster Supreme Court.

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