Lawyers in a high-profile trial against a local doctor have asked for two weeks to prepare final submissions.
Testimony has been completed at the trial of Dr. Richard Nanka-Bruce, 61, who has pleaded not guilty to five counts of sexual assault and three counts
of indecent assault.
Every complainant made allegations Nanka-Bruce was involved in inappropriate sexual misconduct during physical examinations. Most of the complainants allege the incidents took place in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Nanka-Bruce denied their claims during his testimony and during a gruelling cross-examination.
On Friday, defence counsel David Humphrey and assistant Crown attorney Diane Fuller agreed they would return to court on Wednesday, Nov. 16 to present closing arguments and final submissions.
Justice Ian Gordon of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice is expected to take several weeks to consider all of the evidence and the closing arguments before rendering a decision, likely sometime early in 2006.