The preliminary inquiry for a former Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, teacher facing sex-related charges is expected to start today in the community.
Meeko was charged last August after people starting coming forward, which prompted an RCMP investigation. In September, in an Iqaluit courtroom, Meeko was denied bail. He wanted to be released to family in Kuujjuarapik, Que.
Meeko has been in custody at the Baffin Correctional Centre in Iqaluit since his arrest. The preliminary inquiry will determine if there is enough evidence to go to trial. It’s scheduled to last four days. Deputy judge Todd Ducharme will preside over the inquiry.
2 other teachers in court today
Two other Nunavut teachers are scheduled to appear at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit today. Both face charges alleged to have involved students.
The trial date for Kowalyshyn has been set for Nov. 21 in Iqaluit. Kowalyshyn has pleaded not guilty. She did not appear in court today.
This article originally appeared on cbc