Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former CFL Running Back Ordered to Appear in Person on Voyeurism Charges

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former CFL Running Back Ordered to Appear in Person on Voyeurism Charges

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Judge orders earlier court date for ex-CFL running back

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CALGARY - A judge has ordered former CFL running back Jerome Messam to make a personal appearance in court next week on a charge of voyeurism.

"This is the 7th appearance so that'll be the eighth," Calgary provincial court Judge Sean Dunnigan said Tuesday. "Personal attendance of Messam is required on Nov. 15."

Messam was playing for the Calgary Stampeders when police allege a consensual sexual encounter was videotaped without the other person's consent in November 2016.

Police say the person came forward in April after being told Messam had the alleged tape, which police said had not been posted anywhere.

Messam hired Toronto lawyer Gavin Holder, who wasn't in court Tuesday, but had asked for a two-week delay through duty counsel. …

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