Man’s death halts his indecent assault trial

NO TRIAL: An indecent assault case against Kyle Sinclair will not proceed after his death earlier this week.

NO TRIAL: An indecent assault case against Kyle Sinclair will not proceed after his death earlier this week.

The trial of a man charged over indecent assault offences, including multiple counts of sexual penetration of a child under 16, will not continue after the man died earlier this week.

Kyle Sinclair was due to face the County Court sitting in Ballarat on Thursday but the court heard he died on Tuesday.

The court heard the coroner’s office will review Sinclair’s death, including the police file of evidence, with a notice of discontinuance expected to be filed before Justice Mullaly on April 24.

Sinclair was committed to stand trial on September 27 last year after evidence was given he had allegedly physically and mentally abused one of his victims for four years from the time he was 10.