Two men from British Columbia facing charges related to an alleged sexual assault in Halifax over the weekend are scheduled to find out today if they get bail.
Garry Christopher Peak, 32, and James Christopher Hanson, 27, both from Prince George, are each charged with aggravated sexual assault and forcible confinement.
Peak, a mixed martial artist who competes under the name Chris Peak, was in town Saturday to compete in the main event of Extreme Cage Combat 10 against Fairview’s Roger Hollett at the Halifax Forum. Peak lost by submission in the opening round.
Hanson is also a mixed martial arts competitor, but wasn’t competing in the show.
Const. Paul Palmeter of Halifax Regional Police said the two men met two women at a bar in downtown Halifax before heading to a hotel in nearby Dartmouth.
“After a very brief period of time, one of the females wanted to leave,” Palmeter said. “She ended up in an argument with the other (older) female.”
The officer said the older female allegedly assaulted the younger woman.
One of the men allegedly prevented the younger woman from leaving, but she eventually escaped and called for help, Palmeter said. The older woman later told police the two men had assaulted her in the hotel room.
The two men were arrested Sunday and appeared in court Monday. They were remanded at the Burnside jail until this morning’s bail hearing at Halifax provincial court.
Hanson is also charged with assault causing bodily harm and the forcible confinement of the younger woman.
– with files from The Canadian Press