Voir dire in RNC officer's trial resumes

Diane Crocker
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Sean Kelly.

A voir dire on the admissibility of evidence in the case of a Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Officer charged with making indecent phone calls resumed in provincial court in Corner Brook on Thursday.

Sean Kelly, 45, a member of the local detachment who has been suspended with pay, is alleged to have made the calls to a young woman at her place of work on Oct. 17, 2012.

Kelly is alleged to have told the woman he watched her has she walked into her place of work, made comments about the clothes she was wearing and asked her to engage in sexual acts with him.

The investigation into the incident also resulted in Kelly being charged with making a statement that caused police to enter into an investigation of another person suspected of having committed an offence that person did not commit.

Kelly’s trial began on June 17 with testimony from his alleged victim. Following that the voir dire began.

After two days the matter was then set over to July 2, at which time the complainant was back on the stand for cross examination by Kelly’s lawyer, Jamie Merrigan.

When the matter resumed on Thursday the purpose was to continue the voir dire. The case continues Friday and dates have also been set for Sept. 10 and 12.

Meanwhile, Kelly is also facing another charge of making indecent phone calls to a second individual two days prior to incident currently being dealt with.

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