Closing arguments by the Crown prosecutor and a defence lawyer are expected to start Wednesday morning in the sexual assault trial for a Lutsel K’e man.
Paul Catholique, 43, took the witness stand in his own defence in a Yellowknife courtroom on Tuesday.
He was charged in November of 2017 with one count of sexual assault which is alleged to have taken place in August of that year in Lutsel K’e.
Catholique’s testimony followed that of the victim who testified from behind a screen that allows him to see her but prevents her from having to look at him.
The victim’s identity is protected by a publication ban.
Catholique’s fate is to be decided by a jury made up seven women and five men.
While that trial has been going on, another sexual assault trial is taking place in Yellowknife.
Peter Tsetta, 50, of Ndilo, is charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of forcible confinement.