Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Man Charged with Child Sex Offences Testifies That He Has Brain Damage

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Man Charged with Child Sex Offences Testifies That He Has Brain Damage

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Alberta man charged with child sex offences takes stand

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LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A southern Alberta man accused of sexually abusing teen girls says he has brain damage and his main income is from a government program for the severely handicapped.

Trevor Pritchard of Coaldale faces charges of sexual assault, child luring and possession of child pornography.

Testifying in his own defence, Pritchard told Court of Queens Bench in Lethbridge that he did not have sex with one of his alleged victims.

Under cross-examination by the Crown, he also testified that there were no images of his alleged victims on his cellphones.

Justice Johnna Kubik is hearing the case without a jury.

Pritchard has three prior convictions for sexually assaulting adolescent girls in 2004, 2009 and 2010. …

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