Friday, March 31, 2023

Trial to be set at the end of August for former massage therapist charged with sex assault

Trial dates are expected to be set at the end of this month for a former Lethbridge massage therapist, who’s accused of sexually assaulting a client.

A preliminary hearing in July found there is enough evidence for Cyprien Mudenge, 53, to proceed to trial.

It’s alleged that Mudenge touched a 35-year old woman inappropriately last November during a massage treatment. He was let go from his job at that time, as well.

He formally entered a not guilty plea to a single charge of sexual assault Monday morning (Aug. 12), also electing for his trial to be heard by a Court of Queen’s Bench justice alone.

Mudenge will be back in a Lethbridge courtroom on Aug. 26 to set his trial dates.

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