Thursday, May 9, 2013

Trial In Teen Confinement Case Set For Next March

A Supreme Court trial will held next year for a man involved in a high profile sexual assault and forcible confinement case. David James Leblanc is facing seven charges in relation to an incident in Upper Chelsea last fall where a teenage boy claims he was held captive and sexually assaulted for about ten days. Seven days have been set aside for the judge and jury trial beginning March 3rd in Bridgewater. Leblanc's lawyer, Mike Taylor says he will submit an application to the court for a challenge for cause hearing. It would give the defence an opportunity to question potential jurors about their knowledge of the case. It's used to ensure jurors selected for the trial are not bias in any way.