Just about no progress in matter, now deferred to Could 25
Mark Evans, lawyer for accused Rick Lowes, briefly appeared in Welland digital courtroom final Friday earlier than magistrate Tom Froese. Evans knowledgeable the courtroom that he had missed a judicial pre-trial assembly with the Crown attributable to an error, and was making an effort to reschedule the assembly.
Lowes’ case might be returning on Could 25 at 9 AM to the Welland Courthouse, which might be the sixteenth continuing within the matter thus far.
Lowes, 65, was charged with three counts of sexual assault and one depend of sexual interference with an individual below 16 in March of 2021. A butcher by commerce, he owns and operates the Nation Nook Market, in Fonthill, and has supported quite a few charitable causes in Pelham and Niagara with meals donations previously. Lowes was acknowledged because the Fonthill and District Kinsmen Membership’s Citizen of the 12 months in 2008.
A publication ban prohibits the disclosure of any details about the alleged victims which will result in their identification.