Trials set for former priest, case of attempted murder at CCH

The Cornwall courthouse at 29 Second Street West. (Newswatch Group/File)

CORNWALL – Trial dates have been set for a couple of high profile criminal cases.

A Cornwall court has set aside two weeks in November to hear the case of Jason Lauzon.

The 37-year-old man is facing a number of charges, including attempted murder, after a male nurse at Cornwall Community Hospital was hit with a metal bar in August 2014.

The ten day trial will start November 7, 2016.

Meantime, it won’t be until June next year before an Ontario Court of Justice holds a trial for a former Cornwall Catholic priest accused of sexual assault.

Denis Vaillancourt, 70, of Lascelle, Que. was charged after SD&G O.P.P. investigated a complaint where an adult male was sexually assaulted in September 2015 at a South Glengarry home.

The judge-only trial is scheduled for three days, starting June 13, 2017.

There will also be a spring trial for a woman accused of welfare fraud.

Elizabeth Curran, 58, was charged in December 2015 with fraud over $5,000.

That trial starts April 10, 2017.

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