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Alberta man accused of sexually abusing daughters could see case go directly to trial

Evansburg, Alberta Provincial Court, June 12, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News

There may not be a preliminary hearing in the case of an Alberta man accused of sexually abusing his three daughters.

The Crown prosecutor has filed a direct indictment, which means the case may go directly to trial.

There will also be a change in venue. While on Monday morning the case was heard in Evansburg, the 41-year-old will make his next appearance in an Edmonton courtroom. That’s slated for Aug. 4.

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The man will not be identified in order to protect the identities of the alleged victims.

He’s accused of keeping his family virtual prisoners on a compound in Evansburg, sexually assaulting his daughters, selling one of them for sex and filming the act. Several guns were also found on the property.

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He was arrested in November and charged with several offences, including human trafficking, sexual assault and weapons charges.

Watch below: Investigators are describing the case as horrific, evil and nauseating. An Alberta father faces 40 charges including incest and sexual assault with a weapon. Fletcher Kent reports. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.

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