Absence of former CFL running back delays sentencing hearing for voyeurism

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The sentencing hearing for a former CFL running back who pleaded responsible to voyeurism after he filmed a consensual sexual encounter with out the lady’s permission has been delayed as a result of he failed to seem in individual.

Jerome Messam, 37, was anticipated to seem Friday in Court of King’s Bench in Calgary, however his lawyer utilized to have his shopper attend on-line.

Court heard that Messam had bought airplane tickets and was planning to seem, however there was no clarification as to why he remained in Ontario.

The Crown is against Messam showing by video convention, however the courtroom is deciding whether or not to permit the sentencing to start with out him and conclude subsequent month.

Messam’s sufferer, who was in courtroom with supporters, indicated she needed to offer her affect assertion as a substitute of ready.

It was nonetheless unclear at publication time whether or not the sentencing hearing would proceed Friday afternoon, however Messam has dedicated to showing in Calgary courtroom when he’s really sentenced.

Messam performed for a number of CFL groups, however his longest stints had been with the Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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