Sexual abuse trial delayed

A change of attorney has delayed the sexual abuse trial of the son of former Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes.

A jury was impaneled on July 29 to hear the unlawful sexual intercourse case of Joseph Foulkes, but no evidence was heard because Foulkes wanted another lawyer.

Prosecutors allege that Foulkes, 52, molested a 12-year-old girl sometime in 2012 while she was a guest at his home.

Sonia Timothy had been appointed to represent Foulkes — but she withdrew from the case.

Justice Guillimina Archer-Minns discharged the jury after Foulkes was unable to get another lawyer in a timely manner.

Foulkes has now retained Miranda Adderley. He returns to court on Friday for a fixture hearing.

Linda Evans and Destiny McKinney are prosecuting.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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