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Former West Island coach accused of sexual assault on minor asks judge to throw case out over unreasonable delay

Montreal police say Robert Litvack, 41, was a baseball coach and administrator with the Lac St-Louis baseball organization since 2008 and coached youth between the ages of 12 to 21. (Source: Montreal police handout) Montreal police say Robert Litvack, 41, was a baseball coach and administrator with the Lac St-Louis baseball organization since 2008 and coached youth between the ages of 12 to 21. (Source: Montreal police handout)
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The case of a former West Island baseball and hockey coach was back before the courts Thursday.

Robert Litvack, 43, was charged in 2021 with sexually assaulting a minor.

On Thursday, his lawyer argued the case should be thrown out over unreasonable court delays. The lawyer cited the Supreme Court of Canada's Jordan decision stating that a person charged with an offence has a right to be tried within a reasonable time.

It sets deadlines of 18 months for provincial court trials and 30 months for cases in Superior Court.

In this case, the Crown argues the delay was mostly caused by the pandemic.

The judge will render his decision in April.

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