The trial of former Ajax Swimming coach and CEO Matt Bell, who was arrested in November under three different charges which included sexual assault, sexual exploitation, and four counts of luring a person under 18-years, was adjourned once again.
According to durhamregion.com, it’s been expected that Bell would plead guilty to some of the charges against him however a plea has not been answered.
Durhamregion.com also reported that a person with knowledge of the case, who they didn’t name in the post, said discussions on a resolution were continuing.
Court records indicate that Bell will once again be back in court on July 25th.
This is the third time that an expected plea from Bell was postponed. On May 9th the case was adjourned for three weeks until May 30th where once again it was adjourned to the most recent date.
Bell was a coach on Canada’s world junior championship team prior to his arrest. Following the announcement of his arrest however, he was suspended from Swimming Canada and disallowed from being on deck.
On May 30th lawyer Justin Guile, who appeared on behalf of Bell’s lawyer Bernie O’Brien, said “I do believe a plea will be entered.”
This is an ongoing story.