02/13/2015 10:02 EST | Updated 04/15/2015 05:59 EDT

Neil Bantleman to hear verdict in child sex assault case in April

Canadian teacher Neil Bantleman will hear the verdict in his child sex assault case on April 2, the judges in his Indonesian trial said on Friday.

The three judges presiding over the case also decreed March 3 would be the last day for the defence to call witnesses, a move supporters of Bantleman, who is originally from Burlington, Ont., and his co-accused, Ferdinant Tijong, an Indonesian teaching aide, say unfairly alters the trial.

Bantleman and Tjiong have been in custody since July when allegations were made that they sexually abused three schoolchildren at the Jakarta Intercultural School, where both worked. Both deny committing any crime. 

The two men were back in court on Friday.

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