The case of a Cranbrook man accused of raping a local woman will go in front of a jury for a second time next summer.
Matthew Allen Buxton is charged with sexual assault and choking to overcome resistance in relation to an October 2016 incident.
The judge agreed with defense counsel that this could create prejudice against the accused and dismissed the jury.
A new six day hearing is scheduled to start June 12, 2018.
A new 12 member jury will be selected and testimonies from witnesses and the alleged victim will have to be done again.