R. v. S., April 2022 – BCSC

Facts – S. was charged with sexual assault of the complainant, “X”. At trial, “X” testified they were sexually assaulted on three separate occasions by S. S. was in a position of power, trust and authority over “X”.

S. denied all the charges. Our position was “X” had fabricated the allegations.

Result – T. The trial was set for 6 days. On the 3rd day, after extensive cross-examination of “X” by defence counsel, Crown counsel determined there was no longer a “substantial likelihood of conviction”.
The Crown stayed the proceedings during cross-examination of “X” (charges dropped).

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