Garnett Smith, who was found guilty of sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, exposing his genital organs and sexual assault of a minor following a lengthy trial, had his matter pushed to Oct. 30 to allow for a different crown attorney to handle the sentencing.
Crown lawyer Michael MacKenzie informed the court on Oct. 6 that he has known Smith for many years and would not feel comfortable proceeding as the prosecution in his matter.
Smith’s lawyer, Tim Peacock, consented to the new date on his client’s behalf. Smith was present in the courtroom.
Smith had been charged with nine offences stemming from four different complainants. Each one involved some form of sexual touching, luring, or exposing his genitals to children under the age of 16 between 2013 and 2014 in Windsor.
Smith’s original release conditions continue.