One of two former members of the X-Men football team charged following a sexual assault investigation at StFX is scheduled to return to court in March.
Jonah Williams, 19, of Halifax has been charged with three counts of sexual assault against two different women; Tyler Ball, 19, of Truro faces a single count of sexual assault in the case.
Both had election-and-plea hearings in Antigonish Provincial Court Feb. 7; they elected Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge-and-jury trials, Williams on two of his charges, and Ball on his only count.
They’re scheduled to return to court for preliminary inquiries June 11-12, except Williams, who was expected for election-and-plea on his remaining charge Wednesday; instead, his hearing was adjourned until March 14.
The pair played defensive back for StFX- Williams was in the team’s starting line-up, Ball wasn’t.
Neither Williams nor Ball are still with the X-Men football program.
RCMP say an 18-year-old told them she was sexually assaulted on campus in November; that led a 19-year-old to come forward and report two separate cases of sexual assault on campus.