Former SMU groundskeeper accused of sexually assaulting student released on conditions

A former Saint Mary's University groundskeeper accused of sexually assaulting a student at a campus dorm has been released on a number of conditions following a court appearance on Tuesday.

Thirty-four-year-old Matthew Albert Percy appeared in a Halifax court wearing a black hoodie and was released after two sureties agreed to offer 26-thousand to secure his release.

Percy is facing one charge of sexual assault and one count of voyeurism relating to an incident that allegedly occurred on September 15th.

As part of his release, Percy is required to maintain a curfew at 10:00 p.m. every evening, to not be in any establishment where the sale of alcohol is the primary purpose, and to not attend a public park, school or community area where a person under the age of 16 could be found.