Top News

Former Brooklyn fire chief pleads not guilty to sexual assault

For more news from the Hants County Courthouse stay on this website - Mark Goudge
For more news from the Hants County Courthouse stay on this website - Mark Goudge

Trial dates set for January

WINDSOR, N.S. — Former Brooklyn Fire Department chief Andrew William McDade, 44, of Newport, has plead not guilty to charges of sexual assault.

On Sept. 18, John Shanks, McDade’s lawyer and Bill Fergusson, the Crown prosecutor, agreed to a two-day trial, which was scheduled for Jan. 21 and 25, 2019.

Read More:

Former Brooklyn fire chief charged with sexual assault 

Brooklyn fire chief resigns abruptly from post 

Kings and Hants Court Report – Sept. 14 

McDade, of Newport, was charged with committing a sexual assault in Three Mile Plains between May 16 and June 14, 2018.

McDade resigned as the Brooklyn fire chief on July 3.

The alleged victim cannot be identified due to a publication ban.

None of the charges have been proven in court.

Editor's Note: In the initial version of this story, McDade was listed as being charged with sexual harassment. The story has since been updated to reflect that he is charged with sexual assault.

Recent Stories