Iqaluit man charged with negligence, failing to provide necessities of life to three children
Man, 33, accused of failing to properly clothe each child for cold weather, “thereby causing bodily harm”
An Iqaluit man faces charges of criminal negligence and failing to provide the necessities of life to three children.
The identities of the children are protected under a publication ban imposed by the Nunavut Court of Justice.
Identifying the accused man may make it possible for some people to identify the children. For that reason, Nunatsiaq News is not publishing the name of the accused man either.
According to court documents, the 33-year-old man appeared in an Iqaluit courtroom July 25.
He is charged with three counts of criminal negligence for failing to properly clothe each of the three children for cold weather in February, “thereby causing bodily harm.”
The man is also charged with three counts of failing to provide the necessities of life for the three children stemming from the same incident.
And police allege the man assaulted a woman on the same date in February. The woman shares her last name with the children, according to the court record.
The accused man, who pleaded not guilty to all counts, will appear on Nov. 7. for a one-day trial before a Nunavut judge sitting alone without a jury.