04/09/2013 12:29 EDT | Updated 06/09/2013 05:12 EDT

Quebec man charged in acid attack on girlfriend wants trial moved to new venue

LONGUEUIL, Que. - A man charged with attacking his then-girlfriend with acid wants his trial to be held somewhere other than the suburban Montreal courthouse where his case is being heard.

A lawyer for Nikolas Stefanatos says she intends to file a motion asking for the legal proceedings to be moved from Longueuil.

Stefanatos faces three charges — aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm.

His case returns to court on September fourth.

The 27-year-old man has been detained since his arrest following the alleged assault last August.

He is accused of attacking her with a corrosive liquid which police have identified as a concrete cleaner.

He was refused bail last year.