Strimbold Trial Pushed Back Until June

The sexual assault trial of former Burns Lake Mayor Luke Strimbold has been pushed back to next month, following a brief court hearing this week in Smithers.

Strimbold is facing 24 sex-related charges, involving allegations going back to 2016, when he was still mayor of Burns Lake.

He resigned that position in September of that year, saying at the time he wanted to concentrate on his family's business.

He was arrested in February of this year, but was released on conditions.  

On Tuesday, attorneys for both the crown and the defense appeared in provincial court in Smithers to elect the mode of trial, but the crown asked for a delay, due to additional information coming from the RCMP.

The case has been put over to June 19.