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Foster Parent Going to Trial
August 25, 2013 permalink
Former foster parent Richard Fidley arrested in November 2012 will go trial on charges of abusing foster children in Prince Edward County Ontario.
Former foster parent committed to trial
Richard Fidley, 45, was committed to trial on charges of sexual assault, sexual interference and sexual exploitation following his preliminary hearing in provincial court in Picton. A trial date has not yet been set.
The charges against Fidley, who resides in Cameron, ON now, stem from incidents in 2003 and 2004 at a Bloomfield foster home. The complainant told Prince Edward OPP in November 2011 that while she was a resident at that foster home she had been sexually assaulted.
Her report resulted in Fidley's arrest in November.
Preliminary hearings next month will handle charges filed against Sherilee Slatter, 34, and Ronald Slatter, 65. Both were charged last year.
Sherilee Slatter, a Sudbury resident, is charged with sexual assault, conspiring to commit an indictable offence, distributing child pornography and two counts of sexual exploitation. Her arrest came after three females complained of sexual assaults at a Bloomfield foster home.
Ronald Slater faces charges of sexual assault, sexual interference and sexual exploitation. His charges stem from 2010 incidents.
Source: Belleville Intelligencer