Details of a stripping game at a 1970’s party was the focus of witness testimony during the trial of Toronto Pastor Brent Hawkes, on Tuesday.
A witness, who’s not being identified due to a publication ban, said Hawkes encouraged several teenage males to undress at a drinking party in an Annapolis Valley home in Nova Scotia.
During the gathering, the witness said he was “barely able to stand up” when Hawkes took him into a bedroom and performed sexual acts on him.
The trial of the prominent pastor, a high-profile rights activist who officiated at former NDP leader Jack Layton’s state funeral in 2011, has seen graphic testimony in the last two days.
On Monday, another witness testified that he saw a friend and Hawkes walk down the hallway to a bedroom, nude.
At the time, Hawkes was a basketball coach at a school in the Valley. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of indecent assault and gross indecency.