A former leader of the polygamous community of Bountiful made his first appearance ahead of a second trial for removing a child from Canada for a sexual purpose.
Special Prosecutor Peter Wilson spoke over the phone in Cranbrook Court Monday, seeking to fix a date for a new trial for James Oler.
The matter will be back before Cranbrook Supreme Court October 22nd at 2 pm to fix a date for a two to three week trial.
Oler confirmed he would continue to represent himself in the matter.
James Oler was acquitted in February of 2017 of taking a 15 year old girl across the border for a sexual purpose.
The British Columbia Court of Appeal ordered in August that Oler stand trial for the matter again.
The Crown told the Appeal Court at that time the trial judge erred in concluding it had not been proven that Oler had done anything within Canada’s borders to arrange the girl’s transfer to the United States.
(Pictured: James Oler outside Cranbrook Law Courts)