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Dartmouth man faces fall 2020 trial on rape allegations


Duncan Robertson Wright, 46, is scheduled to stand trial in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in September on 25 charges involving five teens, including trafficking a person under the age of 18, receiving financial benefit from human trafficking, three counts of sexual assault and six counts of making, distributing or possessing child pornography. - Ryan Taplin / File
Trevor Jordan Stevens, 33, wii stand trial in Nova Scotia Supreme Court next fall on charges of sexual assault, choking someone to overcome resistance, assault and two counts of uttering threats. - Ryan Taplin / File
HALIFAX, N.S. —

A Dartmouth man accused of raping a woman he knew about seven years ago will stand trial next fall in Nova Scotia Supreme Court.

Trevor Jordan Stevens, 33, faces five charges: sexual assault, choking someone to overcome resistance, assault and two counts of uttering threats.

The Crown alleges the offences were committed in Dartmouth between November 2012 and February 2013.

The woman went to police several years later, and charges were laid in the summer of 2018. Her identity is protected by a publication ban.

Stevens was committed to stand trial after a one-day preliminary inquiry in Dartmouth provincial court this September. He pleaded not guilty to the charges when he was arraigned in Supreme Court in Halifax Sept. 26.

Lawyer Ron Pizzo appeared in Supreme Court recently on behalf of Stevens to set dates for a judge-alone trial.

Justice Josh Arnold scheduled the trial for three days beginning Oct. 29, 2020.

Stevens is free on conditions to have no contact with the complainant and stay away from her home.

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