A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of a local pastor in an alleged sexual assault dating back over 40 years.
Reverend Brent Hawkes, who did not appear in the Nova Scotia court Monday, has maintained his innocence.
The Toronto pastor is facing charges of indecent assault and gross indecency related to a sexual assault going back to the 1970s.
“I want to be clear, I am innocent of these allegations.”
The case heads to trial in November.