Frederick David Jarvis Junior of Taylor has been charged with sexual assault and touching a person under the age of 16 for a sexual purpose.
Crown counsel Margaret Cissell said Jarvis has not entered a plea at this time.
“This is back in court on the 12th of September, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. for the continuation of an arraignment hearing,” said Cissell. He will have the opportunity to enter a plea at that time.
While they share the same name, the accused is the son of the mayor of Taylor.
“He’s my 38-year-old son that’s been on his own for the last 20 years and away from home and totally out of our control,” said Fred Jarvis Sr.
“Because of the similar name and everything else, he has made the choice that he was not going to include us in any discussion on it whatsoever and we haven’t pushed for it.”
Jarvis said his son is “handing himself” and added: “If he made mistakes, he knows he has to deal with it.”
“He’s dealing with it himself and not wanting to bring anyone else who wasn’t involved in it into it.”
While matters of the court are not discussed within the family, they are not estranged.
“Sometimes it’s pretty hard to meet up to your challenges because we do talk to him otherwise, but absolutely no discussions about what may have gone on,” Jarvis said.
Duty counsel Bryan Fitzpatrick appeared on behalf of Jarvis Junior’s lawyer Darin Sprake on Wednesday.
Sprake said he was “not in a position to comment at this point in time.”
In court on Wednesday, Fitzpatrick requested a publication ban be placed on anything that could identify witnesses or the victim.