The trial of Cowichan’s Jesse Bennett, charged with abducting his young daughter last year, is set for June 5-9 at the Duncan courthouse.
Jury selection will take place the week before the trial.
Bennett intends to represent himself during the court proceedings.
Bennett is charged with abducting his seven-year-old daughter in January, 2022.
The father and daughter went missing for approximately three months, and Bennett became the subject of a Canada-wide arrest warrant.
The child was returned April 20, 2022.
Bennett was arrested without incident on May 24 during a routine traffic stop in Shawnigan Lake.
EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this story erroneously stated that the father and daughter were reported as missing for more than five months, not three.