It is going to be a busy day in Penticton’s court house tomorrow with scheduled appearances from an accused car jacker, an accused armed robber and a man convicted of numerous charges surrounding child pornography and sexual assault. (File Photo)

Busy day for justice in Penticton’s court tomorrow

Multiple high-profile cases are on the docket for Oct. 30

It is going to be an especially busy day tomorrow in Penticton’s court house with an alleged armed robber, an alleged carjacker and a man convicted of numerous child sexual assault and pornography charges all scheduled to appear throughout the day.

In July, former Summerland lifeguard Edward Casavant, 54, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography, one count of voyeurism, one count of sexual interference and once count of making child pornography. This court date is to review the pre-sentencing report which includes a psychological component, and his sentencing may follow.

READ MORE: Former Summerland lifeguard pleads guilty in child pornography case

Jesse William Shawcross, 36, is facing numerous charges alleged to have taken place on Sept. 19, 20 and 24 and will be in court on Wednesday for a bail hearing. On Sept. 19, he is accused of committing an assault with a weapon, breaking and entering into an apartment building at 151 Duncan Ave. W. and committing an indictable offence.

On Sept. 20, Shawcross, also known as Jerimiee Wayne Palmer, is accused of resisting or willfully obstructing a peace officer in the execution of their duties.

READ MORE: Suspect arrested in Penticton armed car jacking

Following events on Sept. 24, Shawcross is accused of: one count of possessing property obtained by crime, three counts of driving while prohibited, three counts of theft of a motor vehicle, one count of flight from police, one count of dangerous operation of a conveyance, one count of willfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer, three counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

READ MORE: Penticton car theft matter adjoured, new charges added to case

The charges of driving while prohibited and theft of a motor vehicle on Sept. 24 are alleged to have taken place in Penticton, Okanagan Falls and Oliver. The rest of his charges are alleged to have taken place in Penticton.

Shawcross’s criminal record dates back to 2003 where he was found guilty in a Kelowna court for theft of $5,000 or under. Since then, he’s appeared in court rooms across the Okanagan facing charges spanning from assault to possession of a controlled substance to break and enter of a dwelling.

READ MORE: Suspects charged in Penticton shooting, police standoff

Josef Bretislav Pavlik, 37, is also due in court on Wednesday for a bail hearing in relation to charges stemming from an incident in Penticton on Oct. 2. Pavlik is facing one count of break and enter with intent to commit offence, one count of robbery with a restricted/prohibited firearm, one count of assault with a weapon and one count of uttering threats.

Jesse Eldon Harry Mason, 32, is co-accused with Pavlik and was granted bail during his hearing on Oct. 22. Information about the proceeding is under a publication ban in order to avoid tainting a potential jury pool, and Pavlik’s hearing tomorrow is under the same ban.

READ MORE: Penticton man charged following armed standoff gets bail

Penticton Western News will have updates from all three scheduled court proceedings tomorrow.

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Jordyn Thomson | Reporter
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