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Court date set for former Kingsville fire chief Bob Kissner

A new court date was set for former Kingsville Fire Chief Bob Kissner, who retired yesterday. He stands accused of a battery of sexual assault charges.

Kissner, who retired Tuesday, faces 15 charges

Retired Kingsville fire chief Bob Kissner is expected to appear in court. (Makda Ghebreslassie/CBC) (Makda Ghebreslassie/CBC)

A new court date has been set for former Kingsville Fire Chief Bob Kissner.

Kissner, who is accused of a battery of sexual assault, was first arrested in December after OPP were told about an alleged incident involving sexual assault against a minor.

He was hit with six additional charges in early January in connection with alleged incidents with three additional victims. 

Kissner was charged with additional offences in February, bringing the total of number of charges to 15. 

The town announced shortly after that Kissner had submitted a letter confirming he was retiring effective Feb. 28.

Kissner's laywer, Ken Marley, said at the time the decision to retire was unrelated to the charges.

"He wouldn't want anyone to think — and I certainly don't want anyone to think — that his decision to retire has anything to do with those accusations," Marley said. "He's been considering his options for some time now."

Kissner's next court date in March 14.

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