R. v. M., December 2020

Facts – M. was charged with sexual assault and sexual touching. The trial lasted 4 days in provincial court. The complainant was cross-examined on her ability to identify the person who committed the offence. M. never took the stand in his own defence.

ResultsNot guilty of all charges (acquitted). The trial judge found because of the cross-examination by defence counsel there were issues with the reliability of the complainant’s evidence.

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-sexual-assault-ruling-indigenous-girls-1.5885170

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