By Delon Shurtz on December 17, 2020.
A 40-year-old Lethbridge man who is scheduled to be sentenced next year for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl, is set to resolve breach charges next week in relation to the assault.
Gary James Lippa’s matters were in Lethbridge provincial court Wednesday, where the accused’s lawyer requested an adjournment until Monday. Scott Hadford told court he plans to resolve the charges on that day.
The charges — three counts of failing to comply with release orders — have been adjourned several times while Hadford dealt with Lippa’s sex-related charges in Court of Queen’s Bench.
Lippa pleaded guilty last February to charges of sexual assault, child luring, and making, printing and publishing child pornography. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Feb. 19 in front of Justice D.K. Miller.
Lippa was granted bail after he was charged in 2018 with the sex offences, and was ordered to not use or access the internet, to not have the internet in his residence, and to not possess any device capable of accessing the internet. He is accused of accessing the internet in contravention of the release order.
Lippa was charged with the sex offences after police learned he had lured the 13-year-old girl into having sex with him in 2017.
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