Lawyers are still discussing an application that could designate a man with prior sexual assault convictions a dangerous offender.
Gerald Edmund Pike, 46, has already pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl last October near The Rooms in
St. John’s. Crown prosecutor Tannis King has filed an application with the court for a dangerous offender designation.
If the application is approved, Pike would be subject to an indefinite sentence involving strict supervision upon being released from custody.
On Friday, King said she and defence lawyer Jason Edwards need to discuss a number of issues in relation to Pike’s case. Judge David Orr agreed to set over the matter until Nov. 14.
According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s account of the incident, the accused followed the victim from a Tim Hortons on Harvey Road and grabbed her.
The victim dialed 911 multiple times during the sexual assault, resulting in a recording of the incident. A second sexual assault was reportedly captured by surveillance cameras outside The Rooms.
Pike has two previous convictions for sexual assault and was on probation at the time of the incident.