Two former members of the X-Men football team charged following a sexual assault investigation at StFX are scheduled to return to court Wednesday.
Jonah Williams, 20, 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.
Both elected Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge-and-jury trials- Williams in relation to one of his alleged incidents- during an election-and-plea hearing in February; their preliminary inquiries, which determine if there’s enough evidence to send a case to trial, opened with two days in Antigonish Provincial Court in June, and wrapped up in September.
They were committed to stand trial; they’re expected to have a date set for that trial in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Antigonish after the matter was adjourned Oct. 2.
Williams has pleaded not guilty to his two other alleged incidents, and is scheduled to stand trial on those matters Dec. 10-11.
The pair played defensive back for StFX- Williams was in the team’s starting line-up, Ball was not.
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.