Police

Man charged in third sexual assault

Mathew Albert Percy is in custody awaiting further court appearances

Halifax Regional Police issued a statement on Thursday about Mathew Percy.   Lama El Azrak

A Halifax man is facing sexual assault charges in relation to three separate incidents involving three different women.

In a statement released Thursday, Halifax Regional Police said 34-year-old Mathew Albert Percy “has been charged twice in the last two months with sexual assault.” 

Percy appeared in Halifax provincial court on Thursday to face a charge of sexual assault causing bodily harm relating to a complaint from a few years ago. Police said a woman reported she was attacked by a man she knew in a LeMarchant Street home in December 2014.

Police investigated at the time, but the case was closed in early 2015 without charges being filed.

The case was reopened on Jan. 18. Police laid charges on Wednesday.

Percy is also accused of two other sexual assaults. One allegedly occurred last fall on Sept. 15 in a Saint Mary’s University dormitory. In the other, a woman told police she was sexually assaulted by a man she knew at a home in the Armdale area on Sept. 3.

Percy was arrested in December; he was charged with sexual assault, choking to overcome resistance and voyeurism relating to the Sept. 3 incident. Police allege he videotaped the incident.

Percy remains in police custody awaiting further court appearances.