Ontario Attorney-General wont contest appeal of sexual-assault victim convicted of violating publication ban
Ontario’s Attorney-General has chosen not to contest the appeal of the first sexual-assault victim in Canada to be convicted of violating a publication ban on her own identity.
A lawyer for the Attorney-General did not apologize or express regret in Ontario Superior Court on Thursday for the prosecution of the victim, who had been sexually assaulted by her ex-husband. Lawyer Julia Forward instead cited a technical reason for dropping the case – the charge had been laid under the wrong section of the Criminal Code.
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Article Written By: SEAN FINE
Original Article Posted on: MAY 20, 2021