Grand Falls-Windsor town councillor appears in Gander court on sexual assault charges

Karen Wells
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Gander lawyer Juan OQuinn (left) and Barry Oake walk past a sheriffs officer in Gander provincial court today. Photo by Transcontinental Media

Barry John Oake appeared in provincial court in Gander today to face three out of seven sexual assault charges that have been laid against him.

The 46-year-old Grand Falls-Windsor town councillor had the case set over to Sept. 18 at 9:30 a.m. at which time he is expected to enter a plea.

Gander lawyer Juan OQuinn appeared in court as an agent for Oakes lawyer, Robert Simmonds, of St. Johns.

Two of the charges, laid by the Twillingate RCMP, stem from separate alleged incidents which occurred July 28, 2007, and between July 25-28, 2006.

The third charge, laid by the Lewisporte RCMP, is related to an alleged incident between Aug. 5-6, 2005.

Oake also faces two charges of sexual assault from the RCMP in Bay St. George and two charges from the RCMP in Grand Falls-Windsor.

Oake is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Grand Falls-Windsor Sept. 4 and Stephenville Oct. 2 to answer to those charges.

More in Wednesdays Telegram.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Gander, Grand Falls-Windsor, Grand Falls

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